Has there ever been a worse week of starting pitching in Dodger history? I’m not even sure how I’d go about researching something like that, but in the last week we’ve seen Clayton Kershaw not get out of the 2nd, Chad Billingsley allowing four runs in the 1st, Hiroki Kuroda allowing 14 baserunners in 5.1 IP, and then last night Charlie Haeger got as many Rockies out as I did – zero. If not for John Ely’s sparkling turn on Thursday, this trip through the rotation would have been a complete wash, and yet Ely was rewarded for that with a trip to AAA.
This team is in trouble, and they need to do something about it, now. After today’s game, I’ll be back with the moves that need to be made before the clock strikes midnight tonight, not only to get better players on the team but also to send a message that this kind of performance is just unacceptable. But feel free to post your own ideas in the comments first.