Over the course of the day, I’ve written four posts (two from two different airports), spent three hours on a plane, saw the site shatter previous traffic records (thanks!) and watched A.J. Burnett nearly no-hit the Cubs in my first trip to Wrigley Field. So I hope you’ll forgive me if I’m really less than motivated to spend a lot of time discussing how meekly the Dodgers went down against Arizona tonight.
That being the case, let’s make this quick: bad Chris Capuano, the one who allows dingers, showed up to allow dingers, one to Paul Goldschmidt and one to Miguel Montero. The bad Dodger offense, the one that doesn’t provide offense, showed up – in a manner of speaking – to manage just five hits against Wade Miley & David Hernandez, though one was a home run by Mark Ellis. And hey, when is it okay to point out that Andre Ethier has just two homers in more than two months? Is it now? Not yet? Okay, just let me know when. Yes, I know he was on the disabled list, but it wasn’t for that long.
Tomorrow, don’t forget, is a 12:10pm PT matinee. Stephen Fife gets his third start, and Shane Victorino might potentially make his Dodger debut. While I still think that the player moved to make room for him is either Bobby Abreu, Juan Uribe, or Tony Gwynn, it’s worth noting that Shawn Tolleson has thrown 43 pitches over the last two days, and has the all-important ability to be optioned remaining. Geez, of course it’ll be him.