Don Mattingly? You figure it out… Here’s Mattingly’s thinking:
“So Zach was throwing his fastball 93-95 MPH and Pedro was at 96 to 97 MPH, so I should probably bring in a guy who throws his fastball a lot shower. Yeah, that’s the ticket and if he has any problems, I’ll just leave him in there. Yeah, that’s the ticket!”
Jamey Wright should have never been in that game in the first place. I know he’s been good of late, but that’s just not the position or time for him – even Ray Charles can see that! Of course, Brandon League gave up the double that allowed 3 runs that were charged to Wright (Making his own record look good), but League is not the guy I want pitching with the bases loaded. He should have started the inning!
It’s the little things that often make a big difference, but fear not – Justin Germano may be coming to the rescue? YIKES!!!
The Dodgers pen is a shambles thanks to the Master Architect – Ned Colletti! So far, he hasn’t done badly in picking up starters, but his bullpen skills are rather sketchy!
To top it all off, it is obvious that something is wrong with Zach Greinke. I think it hurts his arm to throw sliders and curves. That’s all the Dodgers need with Ryu on the DL!
Rants & Raves
Corey Seager – still at .345!
Albuquerque is a pox on the Dodgers organization and if they renew their agreement there, I will lose a ton of respect for Dodger Brass. For obvious reasons, I think Indianapolis makes perfect sense for the Dodgers:
- Indianapolis has one of the finest facilities (Victory Field) in minor league baseball.
- Indianapolis leads the minors in attendance.
- Indy is half way between Midland, Michigan (Great Lakes) and Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Dodgers could still keep RC for rehab assignments, although Indy is only a 4 hour Southwest flight away!
- Dodger minor leaguers can hone their skills in an environment that doesn’t diminish their pitching skills nor artificially enhance their hitting skills.
- I can cover the team much better (and that’s the best reason). 😉
For the record check out the splits for some Dodger players at Albuquerque:
- Tim Fedex – (I can’t spell Federowicz) – .277 @ Home/.376 on the road (I think he should get a call up) which I think means he tries to hard to hit HR’s at home.
- Joc Pederson – .344@ Home/.265 on the road – That concerns me… a lot!
- Alex Guerrero – Pretty even home and away.
You get the picture – The fact that Fedex is better on the road means a lot to me. The opposite is true about Pederson, but I have never been that excited about Pederson.
Get out of Albuquerque!