When the Dodgers number one and two hitters get on base, good things happen. Couple that with A-Gon going 3-3 and you have a recipe for success. Then there’s Juan “FREAKIN’” Uribe who is a human vacuum cleaner at 3B and you can only try and contain him with the bat – you can’t stop him. If he can hit .300 in the number seven spot, the Dodgers lineup should benefit greatly. Josh Beckett will roll out there tonight in his wheelchair and we hope he can pitch six, although that is a stretch! Who comes off the roster – Paco or Miguel, or does someone go to the DL with a case of ringworm?
- I did a little research and the Dodgers pitchers have hit 27 batters while the Cardinal pitchers have drilled 39, several of whom have been Dodgers! I really don’t think they did it on purpose, much like a drunk doesn’t intend to kill someone with his car, but just like you shouldn’t drink and drive, pitchers shouldn’t pitch inside at 100 MPH unless they have better control, and if they don’t and still hit people… well you have to fix the problem yourself!
- I have an idea – If a pitcher hits a batter below the knees, it’s one base. Between the knees and waist, it two bases. Then, between the waist and shoulders, it’s three bases, and above the shoulders is four bases. That will slow some of these punks down. While we are at it, bring the DH to the NL and put a time limit between pitches. Mark Timmos for Commissioner of Baseball. Get on the Bandwagon.
- Corey Seager was 2-4 with a double in his second game at Chattanooga. After 2 games he is now a .300 hitter. Let’s see if he can keep it up. If he can, he’s on the fast track… and I think he can!
- Alex Guerrero is hitting like he means it! He played 3B last night.
- Where’s Joc?
- Scott Elbert will likely be recalled soon and Jose Dominguez has been lights out lately!