Dodgers @ Marlins August 12, 2012: Capuano vs LeBlanc

You know, I don’t put this team’s offensive struggles entirely on Don Mattingly, because at some point Shane Victorino & Andre Ethier have to hit, and it’s not his fault Ned Colletti isn’t able to give him better corner infield options than Juan Rivera (or James Loney) and Luis Cruz (or Juan Uribe).

Still, you’d think that he’d do something to shake things up other than just pencil in basically the same lineup every day. Does Mark Ellis (.234/.333/.327 since returning from DL) really have to hit second because he’s a second baseman? Does Ethier really have to play against lefties? Can we really not get the same or better production from Jerry Sands as from Loney & Rivera? There’s not immediately obvious answers to all of the problems, of course, but it still strikes me that doing the same thing and hoping for better results isn’t exactly the most productive use of time.

Dodgers
Marlins
LF
Victorino
CF
Hernandez
2B
M.Ellis
LF
Ruggiano
CF
Kemp
SS
Reyes
SS
Ramirez
1B
Lee
RF
Ethier
RF
Kearns
1B
Rivera
2B
Solano
3B
Cruz
3B
Green
C
Treanor
C
Hayes
P
Capuano
P
LeBlanc

 

283 comments
wilhud
wilhud

Thankful it's not League in after yesterday's showing, but hopefully Wright has good movement on his pitches today and can keep it near the zone

Disgruntled Goat
Disgruntled Goat moderator

Happy for the win and OK with Cappy not getting the no no; the next time a Dodger pitches a no-hitter, i want Vin calling it. 

MSTIer: Jake
MSTIer: Jake

hanley looked pissed by that AB dont know why though

DBrim
DBrim moderator

DodgersGM ‏@DodgersGM

Odd to see Adam Kennedy with a base hit. Mainly because I thought I DFA'd him last week. #Dodgers

 

TheConman
TheConman

Where's @lakerdodger24 ? I would love to hear about how Capuano sucks on the road and shouldn't be in the postseason rotation.

WBBsAs
WBBsAs

Let him finish it, Mattingly.

Deuce (is loose)
Deuce (is loose)

If good hitters are "brain dead" Lyons should have hit .400

davstein48
davstein48

off topic- On their off days do players just try to think up weird facial hair designs. and what do their wives/girlfriends say when they come home.  Where is Vietnam girl now when I want some answers?

TROBOB
TROBOB

@Cadtalfryn saved him for his next start

Deuce (is loose)
Deuce (is loose)

@davstein48 She's spending the weekend with Ned convincing him to sign Gnome to a long term deal.

Dang88
Dang88

@Cadtalfryn @SCK I'd prefer AK over Ellis against a righty once and a while

Dang88
Dang88

@SCK @TheConman @lakerdodger24 Just because your due for a regression doesn't mean it will happen

PJ14
PJ14

 @davstein48  @Deuce Did you just use "saw" and Uribe's head" in the same sentence? In the words of John McKay, I'm in favor...