Rockies @ Dodgers August 6, 2012: Pomeranz vs Capuano

Jerry Sands makes his triumphant return to the Dodgers tonight against Colorado, hitting sixth and playing… right field. Just as we all expected? Despite some unfounded worry that Andre Ethier may be hurting, it’s a pretty good day for him to be taking a break; yesterday’s double aside, he’s generally atrocious against lefties, and Colorado starter Drew Pomeranz has allowed just eight singles in 64 plate appearances against fellow southpaws. On the other hand, it’s not like Juan Rivera really offers that much more against lefties either, so it’s hard to say there’s a big step up here.

Over the last few hours, there’s been some worry about Sands’ role on the team thanks to some quotes by Don Mattingly passed along by Eric Stephen, indicating that Rivera & James Loney would continue to platoon at first base, with Sands serving as a backup and potentially even going back down to ABQ when Adam Kennedy is activated on Thursday. Though that is beyond troubling to think about, I’m also not sure how likely that really is. Beyond the fact that it makes no sense to jettison Gwynn right now just to then replace Sands in three days, Mattingly has clearly shown how beyond finished he is with Juan Uribe (15 days since his last start) and Loney (often sitting against righties now). If Sands hits, they’ll find a place for him to play. If he doesn’t, then he’s going to have a hard time making a case to stay anyway. Either way, with Hanley Ramirez & Luis Cruz both around, I will be floored if Uribe & Kennedy are both on the active roster at the same time after Thursday.

By the way, if you thought the Cubs team the Dodgers just swept was bad, look at this Colorado lineup. No Troy Tulowitzki. No Michael Cuddyer. Now no Todd Helton, lost for the season due to hip surgery.

Rockies
Dodgers
RF
Young
LF
Victorino
CF
Fowler
2B
M.Ellis
3B
Pacheco
CF
Kemp
LF
Gonzalez
SS
Ramirez
C
Hernandez
1B
Rivera
1B
McBride
RF
Sands
SS
Nelson
3B
Cruz
2B
Herrera
C
A.Ellis
P
Pomerantz
P
Capuano

 

1284 comments
Frank J Lapidus
Frank J Lapidus

You could put the Gnat outfielders on a 10 ft leash tonight and it wouldnt help the Cards at all

Deuce (is loose)
Deuce (is loose)

Color me confused.  Earlier in the year D. Baseball said Hairston couldn't/didn't want to play 3B.  So he'd only play him at 2B or LF while continuing to run the Beefalo out there.  Now he moved Cruz to 2B, when he's been playing a good 3B, and has Harry at third.  Huh??

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

if you wanna see a funky strike zone, watch the Giants game right now. 

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

bus turd blinking shat on Lynn

ThtsaPaddlin
ThtsaPaddlin

Plenty of $2 tix on StubHub.  Might be worth it for the bobble head.

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

No Garden Hose for tonights game? Woohoo! I guess the infield grass did need a break eventually... maybe the grounds crew said something to Donnie... 

EephusBlue
EephusBlue moderator

What do people feel is a fair price for a pitcher of decent beer?

Dang88
Dang88

Off to the game if we lose someone didn't take their pants off

Frank J Lapidus
Frank J Lapidus

Thought China would start to fall off the medal pace, but no they keep on winning medals...already over their 2004 totals.  

Gilbert_Vengeance
Gilbert_Vengeance

so they bring up Sands, has a bad night then they sit him next day? This is blinking fertalizer.

Frank J Lapidus
Frank J Lapidus

Damn!  That was one helluva beach vball match the US just won!  Huge comeback.  Almost erased the taste of that Dodgers game last night out of me mouth

Weston Taylor
Weston Taylor

Does anyone know how the umpire rotation goes? Like, does third base go to home plate for the next game?

Disgruntled Goat
Disgruntled Goat moderator

In no particular order - Lebowski, Raising Arizona, Fargo, and O Brother where art thou? 

 

 

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

 @Frank J Lapidus depending on which way you take that, you could either be said to have a lot of confidence of very little confidence in Zito

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

 @Deuce I think Donnie is having mild strokes as the season progresses. 

ThtsaPaddlin
ThtsaPaddlin

Just convinced myself and the wife to go.  $8 ea including taxes and surcharges.  Peace.

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

 @EephusBlue you deal in lbs, I deal in stones. You deal in Pitchers, I deal in Boots. A decent price for a fair beer? Go to Schroeder's on Market

TheConman
TheConman

 @EephusBlue is this coworker a glasses wearing female who is a Giant's fan that also likes Hello Kitty?

Frank J Lapidus
Frank J Lapidus

US needs to get competitive in some of these other sports where lots of medals go out...wrestling, boxing, weightlifting...I remember we used to win medals in those sports

Frank J Lapidus
Frank J Lapidus

@VietnamDodger Im watching that game...someone should check him for crisco and vagesil

EephusBlue
EephusBlue moderator

 @TheConman I guess so. I would say 10-15 tops. I had to pay $20 for a pitcher the other week. When I saw the cost my jaw dropped

EephusBlue
EephusBlue moderator

 @TheConman Coworker is a dude that looks like Jesus and is super atheist. He is a fair weather giants fan 

EephusBlue
EephusBlue moderator

 @JakeHorvitz Coworker who is really into Hello Kitty asked me to make a version of another coworker who looks like a mini Jesus who dresses like that.  Mini Jesus requested I crucify the cat