It was the seventh inning and it was a typical Dodger move:
- Romak reaches base on an error.
- Butera walks (Romak to 2B)
- Turner doubles scoring Romak, but Butera is out at 3B after turning too far towards home plate (1 out)
- Gordon HBP (should have been bases loaded)
- Hanley K’s (2 out)
- Yasiel grounds out (3 out)
The usual, poor fundamentals cost the team immensely. No one picks the other up. It’s a free for all.
Matt Kemp is a horrible outfielder. Hanley Ramirez is a horrible shortstop. Maybe if they hit we could live with them, but that’s a problem too.
Yasiel Puig is a horrible base-stealer.
Then “manager” Carl Crawford had this to say (from Steve Dilbeck of The LA Times):
“If ‘Dre (Ethier) is not hitting, something else is going to happen. If ‘Dre struggles, he is not going to play. They tell us one thing and something else happens. We can’t go by what they say. It’s been frustrating for all of us. We have to be men about the situation and accept what is going on and try to do the best for the team.”
Of course, it’s a non-issue right now because CC has been shut down again. Shut down? Did he EVER start up?
Then, there’s the pen – if you look up “fundamentally unsound” in the dictionary, you will find their picture. They put runners on base by hit and walk in record numbers and expect good things to happen?
Don’t tell me you have faith in this team. You have hope, but faith is based upon reality. Hope is based upon wishful thinking. If you have faith in this team, you are delusional, but hope is OK! What basis is there to think they will just stop being fundamentally unsound? I can’t see any basis and that is what scares me.
P.S. You want to see fundamentally sound? Watch the San Antonio Spurs and tehn tell me the coach doesn’t matter!
HAPPY FATHERS DAY, EVERYONE!