I watched most of Friday nights game, and I checked in a lot during last night’s game and then watched the condensed game this morning. Football has started here in Indiana and my son had a game Friday night (as a Sophomore, he’s a sub on Varsity) and Saturday Morning (he is the starting tight end and inside linebacker on the JV). That keeps me busy on Friday and Saturday. Then we went to the Colts game last night compliments of UPS.
Spending $50K a month with UPS: Suite!
My son’s varsity team was behind 28-14 in the Forth Quarter but came back to win 41-40. They play their home games at Marian University’s Field (it’s today’s photo) so it’s almost a College Atmosphere. They won in OT – what a great game! His JV team lost yesterday (20-12), but he had a beautiful run and catch up the middle for 32 yards. Now as for the Colts… well they looked like they weren’t interested. Yawn! Based upon my observations, Andrew Luck is 3rd on the depth chart. <smile>
But I digress…
Sunday Rants and Raves
- I know Zach Greinke went 7, but he did not look normal. I will be holding my breath when he takes the mound again (which my explain my brain damage from oxygen deprivation).
- Adrian Gonzalez is getting his mojo back at just the right time.
- Dan Haren’s next start – Will it be Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde?
- I like Arrrr at SS. I like him a lot. I think he will hit enough to hold the position. He has to work on his swing. He’s not a HR hitter and needs to come to grips with with that.
- Russ Martin needs to come home next year and finish his career with the Dodgers. How about 4 Years (yes I said 4) at $48 million? Of course, if he costs a pick, I might not do it.
- Joc Pederson’s 30/30 means little to me considering where he did it. The 30 stolen bases are the most impressive.
- My Predictions for September Call-Ups:
- Alex Guerrero
- Joc Pederson (can see them dumping Triunfel to create a spot)
- Yimi Garcia
- Matt Magill
- Jose Dominguez
- Tim FedEx (I can’t spell Federowicz)
- Seager Watch: 3-5 yesterday – he moved up a level and is hitting even better as he gains knowledge and confidence. He has to be considered to be a prospect to make the team as soon as NEXT season, however, I would believe he will start at OKC just to see what he can do there.
- By the way, other than moving to Indy, OKC is an excellent choice. Dropping 4,000 feet in elevation will give a more realistic view of hitters and not kill the pitchers. I can’t see any reason why Dodger insiders don’t buy the team. Now the Dodgers have a REAL AAA team.
- They are also looking to move AA from Chattanooga too.
- Urias Watch: 5.1 IP, 2 Hits, 0 Runs, 3 BB, 9 K’s). He will start at AA next year, with a promo to OKC by Mid-Season (that’s my prediction).
- It’s a shame what’s happening in some of the most beautiful country in the USA – Napa and Sonoma. Godspeed! Oh, and save the grapes! I hope our Favorite Winery and Favorite Restaurant are OK!
DODGERS REINSTATE HANLEY RAMIREZ FROM THE DL, OPTION ERISBEL ARRUEBARRENA TO RANCHO CUCAMONGA
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today reinstated infielder Hanley Ramirez from the 15-day disabled list (right oblique strain) and optioned infielder Erisbel Arruebarrena to Single-A Rancho Cucamonga.
Ramirez last appeared in a game on Aug. 8 at Milwaukee, drawing a walk in his only plate appearance, and is batting .277 with 12 home runs and 58 RBI in 100 games. Prior to his injury, Ramirez was batting .333 (10-for-30) with two doubles, a homer and six RBI in eight August games and has hit .293 (44-for-15) with a .402 on-base percentage in 47 games since the beginning of June. Overall, Ramirez is hitting .294 with runners in scoring position this season (32-for-109).
Arruebarrena has batted .250 with four RBI in 12 games during three stints with the Dodgers this season.
- He has been baaaaadddddd….
- They want his close for a re-call.
Which is it?