Posted on 30 August 2013.
Getting off to a 30-42 start was not something I expected, but then I never imagined I would see a 46-10 run after their 30-42 start. However, as I came to believe they could win it all, I also never thought that they would revert back to their lackluster ways… and make no mistake about [...]
Posted on 26 August 2013.
You can’t judge a trade in the microcosm of a three game series, but if you could, you would have to conclude that the Red Sox got the best of the Dodgers. At the trade deadline last year, the Red Sox shipped Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzales, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto to the Dodgers. They [...]
Posted on 25 August 2013.
Yes, I know that Lackey and Lester are good (not great) pitchers, but the Dodgers have scored four runs in two games and that just isn’t going to cut it. Frankly, they are lucky to have a win in this series. It’s back to that same lack of clutch hitting that has plagued the Dodgers [...]
Posted on 23 August 2013.
Lineup: Crawford LF Puig RF Gonzalez 1B Ramirez SS Ethier CF Uribe 3B Ellis 2B Fed-Ex C Nalasco P I will try and post tomorrow, but we have a funeral tomorrow. A friend’s father died 7 weeks ago. Her mother died this week. We have to travel a long way and I’m about 30%. Go [...]
Posted on 21 August 2013.
Yesterday, I wrote this: “OK, I am going to throw out a couple of ideas for NEXT year. It always pays to think ahead. Don’t kill me.“ Then I made a suggestion that Puig could be traded to the Marlins for Stanton and prospects. I did not say that I would make the trade. [...]
Posted on 20 August 2013.
Vin Scully calls Yasiel Puig a Wild Horse because you can never predict what he is going to do next. He will make you laugh and he will make you cry, but he has certainly brought life to a moribund team. All good things come to an end and the Dodgers winning streak is over [...]
Posted on 19 August 2013.
Because they can’t! That’s why. Hanley had his head up his butt most of the game as did Puig and a few others. Andre played well, but it was just one of those days. I hate to tell you this, but the Dodgers are going to lose a few games. Get over it. The world [...]
Posted on 18 August 2013.
At age 25, Clayton Kershaw is quietly putting up numbers only a few pitchers ever have. Among active pitchers with at least 1,000 innings pitched, Clayton Kershaw is #2 behind Mariano Rivera (2.22 ERA) with a 2.62 ERA. He is way ahead of any other active pitcher. All of the following have an ERA over [...]
Posted on 17 August 2013.
A few days ago I said: “The only thing that can stop the Dodgers from winning their first World Series since 1988 is catastrophic injury.” Turns out Las Vegas thinks so too and the Dodgers are now 5-1 favorites to win the World Series! When Hanley Ranirez was hurt, I told you I couldn’t imagine [...]
Posted on 16 August 2013.
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today recalled outfielder/first baseman Scott Van Slyke from Triple-A Albuquerque and optioned infielder Dee Gordon to Triple-A. Van Slyke, 27, will be making his fourth stint with the big league club this season and has a .242 batting average with seven doubles, six homers and 15 RBI in [...]
Posted on 14 August 2013.
Only thing, this Ground Hog will hunt. Hunt you down and kill you! Just ask Matt Harvey! In spring training (April 1, 2013) I predicted this: I will say this: The most important player for the Dodgers in 2013 is someone not in the lineup, that being Hanley Ramirez. If Hanley can return to his [...]
Posted on 13 August 2013.
The is uncharted water for any Dodger fan. The Dodgers have won 38 out of their last 46 games which is an .820 winning percentage for over a quarter of the season. It’s Ground Hog Day every day in a good way. Don’t wake me. I love it and hope it never ends. Rants & [...]
Posted on 11 August 2013.
The following exchanges were overheard at Dodger Stadium yesterday: “What happened?” – Juan Uribe on the hidden ball trick used on him “What the hell just happened?” – Tim Wallach on failing to notice the hidden ball trick “What were you two thinking?” – Don Mattingly to Uribe and Wallach about the hidden ball trick [...]
Posted on 10 August 2013.
When Kirk Gibson hit the HR in 88, Vin Scully was silent for quite some time. Last night’s win, needs no explanation. The results speak for themselves. One word: Junkyarddogism! Tony Jackson at www.Dodgerscribe.com is doing a great job!
Posted on 09 August 2013.
James Loney 23 Doubles 10 HR 51 RBI .307 BA .355 OB% .805 OPS Adrian Gonzalez 22 Doubles 15 HR 69 RBI .293 BA .344 OB% .796 OPS That is the James Loney most of us expected. If he could have done that in LA, the Dodgers probably wouldn’t have traded for A-Gone and Crawford. [...]
Posted on 08 August 2013.
I couldn’t help but observe the following last night: The Dodgers had only three extra-base hits and 15 singles to plate 13 runs. The Cards scored four runs but didn’t have an extra base hit. A Catcher was Pitching to a Pitcher in the 9th inning and looked like the best pitcher of the night [...]
Posted on 07 August 2013.
It is with great pleasure that I want to introduce you to a new Dodger website: www.Dodgerscribe.com. This website is from my good friend Tony Jackson, who has been on sabbatical for a while. I think it will be a good.. no, it will be a GREAT site. Dig in and enjoy. This is probably [...]
Posted on 07 August 2013.
Why do the Dodgers not hit when Clayton Kershaw pitches? Yes, I know he is often paired against the other teams’ ace (Joe Kelly is good, but not an ace), but in 16 of Clayton’s 24 starts the Dodgers have scored three or less runs. Clayton is the Dodgers best chance to win and it [...]
Posted on 06 August 2013.
Last year, when the Dodgers got off to a fast start, it wasn’t like they had a big star, it was just a team effort by a bunch of junkyard dogs. Last year the junkyard dogs were Luis Cruz, Juan Rivera, Bobby Abreu, Elian Herrera, Adam Kennedy, Mark Ellis, James Loney, AJ Ellis and others. [...]
Posted on 04 August 2013.
Use your eyes – What do you see? I have watched the Hanley Ramirez flop into the seats over and over, and while I can see that he might be battered and bruised, I would be shocked if it is serious. Unlike Matt Kemp’s ankle, which was nearly turned inside-out, Hanley’s shoulder didn’t seem to [...]