In his first game back from the DL, Erisbel Arruebarrena hit a HR at AAA, as the Isotopes scored 16 runs on 21 hits. Contrast that with the Dodgers 8 runs on 15 hits. It was a great night for the Dodgers as they beat up on the Giants, but they squandered lots of opportunities to score. For as many hits as they had, they should have scored 12 or 13 runs, and they haven’t hit a HR since the Civil War!
Everyone got into the act last night, except 0-5 Crawford and 0-5 Ellis. All of the other starters had 2 to 4 hits. It was good to see some of the injured players return to life, but even though they hit like crazy, they scored at a much lower rate. That worries me. I figured Perez would blow the shutout but it was Maholm. Can’t we see a couple of other pitchers, like Elbert in place of Maholm and Garcia or Patterson in place of Perez. I mean, how long has this been going on?
How long has this been going on?
Well, your friends with their fancy persuasion
Don’t admit that it’s part of a scheme
But I can’t help but have my suspicion
‘Cause I ain’t quite as dumb as I seem
And you said you was never intending
To break up our scene in this way
But there ain’t any use in pretending
It could happen to us any day
It’s been going on too long, Ned! It’s time to cut bait! The Dodger fans that can see the game are sick of it and the rest that can’t are sick of hearing about it!
Greinke was great, but is there any question as to who got the best pick when the Giants took Lincecum over Kershaw now? Timmy is a good pitcher. Clayton is THE pitcher, PERIOD! Clayton pitches tonight. Hey Giants, you think you had trouble hitting yesterday? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet!
By the way, I didn’t see anything to lead me to believe that Puig can’t play a good centerfield. I kind of like him there, but I still think a shocking dog collar would be beneficial when he is barreling down on Dee Gordon.
One final question: Do you simply keep a player because of what you owe him, or do you keep a player because he can help you win? Crawford and Ethier have ZERO value. I throw out junk that has no value and replace it with something new. Just a novel idea, Ned!
Have you ever considered the fact that Kemp, Ethier AND Crawford could all be gone by next year?
Have you ever considered that LF would be Hanley Ramirez best position?
Can Hanley ever stay healthy?