Giants 4, Dodgers 3: Swept Right Out of Town

punto_sanfran_2013-05-05I’m glad there’s not a day off between the end of this series and the start of a set against Arizona back in Los Angeles tomorrow, because this is about to get ugly.

What can be said about tonight’s game that couldn’t be said about any of the rest of the season? The starting pitching was good, but not great — okay, I guess you can’t say that when Josh Beckett or Ted Lilly pitch — but a woeful offense couldn’t be counted on to generate any excitement outside of one inning. That’s another 2-12 with runners in scoring position tonight, and in particular another 0-3 for Luis Cruz, who absolutely cannot be on the roster when the first pitch is thrown tomorrow night.

If we’re looking for positives, Kenley Jansen was absolutely filthy in striking out the side in his one inning of work, and pinch-hitting appearances by Adrian Gonzalez & Jerry Hairston should indicate that their woes aren’t serious.

That said, it feels like grasping at straws to try and find anything good from this. It’s only May 5 and the season remains long, but this malaise has to end, and soon. I’m still not on board the “fire Don Mattingly” train — you know why by now — yet I can’t really fault those who are desperate for some sort of change.

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TellMyWifeISaidHello
TellMyWifeISaidHello

So there has to be some roster changes today right? Guessing:

Cruz DFA for Amezega because Ned hates Tony

Mark Ellis plays tonight or DLed for Cap

If mark ellis plays option Sellers for Cap


FreeDK
FreeDK

I picked the Nucks to win the Cup, didn’t think the jinx would really work……..

DodgerDoodle
DodgerDoodle

I know!

Let's hire Bobby Valentine.  It will blow up this year, but 2013 is rapidly fading anyway.  They'll end up in last place and get a good draft pick.  It will give all the players time to heal.  Then hire a more permanent manager next year (Mike Scioscia should be available by then) and the players will be so happy NOT to play for BV then they'll play great in 2014.  This idea worked the last time a team tried it.

I'm just throwing out ideas here.  And this idea is not nearly as stupid as thinking that Ted Lilly could fill a SP slot.  OK, maybe it's almost as stupid, but I'm just saying that stupid ideas are clearly not off the table.

Dang88
Dang88

I don't like them pushing A Gon, he said he couldn't even be on the bases last night without aggravating his trap

FreeDK
FreeDK

Any dudes with long hair around here?

Yoinkage
Yoinkage

It seems strange to me that we haven't even heard rumblings about SVS being considered to be brought up.

Frank J Lapidus
Frank J Lapidus

Greinke going down really seems to be the dividing line of this season, doesn't it?

Bill_and_the_Duke
Bill_and_the_Duke

Really I think the GM should go soon. The management of players and keeping the roster with the proper bodies is the GM job. Mattingly still has the players and clubhouse however some of in-game moves leave me wondering. However many times he seems to lack the proper player for the proper time. I think that is a GM and above function. Go dodgers, Please!

efb
efb

Hi. I still love the dodgers.

*VND*
*VND*

we are censoring Zapp muthafuckin Brannigan now?! no thats just fucking lame

Gilbert_Vengeance
Gilbert_Vengeance

What do you guys think of this (Healthy) Line-up? Maybe swap 1 and 2 if Dee stays productive and this moves Carl back to the 2 spot where he's enjoyed great success. 

1. Carl LF

2. Dee SS

3. Kemp CF

4. Agonz 1B

5. Hanley 3B

6. Ethier RF

7. AJ C

8. Mellis 2B 

9. Pitcher

I know the Dee batting 2 or 1 wont happen and Mellis or Punto will hit 2 but wouldnt that speed at the top be fun to watch?? lol

DINGERS!
DINGERS!

They don't need 3 SS on the 25 man. No MOAR GOLDEN SOMBREROS FOR LUIS CRUZ PLEASE.

Yes, a Mexican said it on Cinco de Mayo. Call up SVS to take Pop up Cruz's place on both the 25 and 40 man. Sellers, SVS, Hairy, Schu, and FedEx with the left side of DeeRibe, and PunSchuston and AGon on the right.

EephusBlue
EephusBlue moderator

I thought Dodger Thoughts was done

EephusBlue
EephusBlue moderator

Eventually we will have the ideal line up.

Kershaw AJ AGonz Mellis (i guess) Dee Hanley Ethier Kemp Crawford

West Coast Ram
West Coast Ram

@DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy With two choking dogs playing against each other someone has to win.  I still love the joke, how do you kill a shark? let them into the playoffs.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

In the past. Receding hairline makes it look weird so I stopped.

Purple Drank
Purple Drank

We need Juan Rivera batting cleanup and Bobby Abreu batting 3rd

Frank J Lapidus
Frank J Lapidus

@plaza234 and that team was worse than the current version even with all the injuries...well, on paper anyway.  

Frank J Lapidus
Frank J Lapidus

@Bill_and_the_Duke I'm not on the anti D2X warpath, but I have to believe if he wanted, say, SVS and Withrow up to plug some gaping holes this weekend, they would have been there.  The FO was completely negligent this weekend and that falls mostly on Ned, but Donnie gets it too.

FreeDK
FreeDK

@efb "At least you're not a Cubs fan"

*VND*
*VND*

oh. well then i guess not. fuck you livefyre go home youre drunk

DINGERS!
DINGERS!

MEllis and AJ will likely sustain a higher OBP than Dee. But Dees speed if he gets on will be great for Crawford to drive in.

Lobo
Lobo

@EephusBlue Everyone did.  I'm glad Weisman is back writing about the Dodgers again.  He's not exactly a great source of news but he always offers interesting takes on the state of the Dodgers.

Paulstralia
Paulstralia

@EephusBlue man... if Dee could keep like a .330 OBP and swipe 50 bags, there's no weak link in that lineup. 

FreeDK
FreeDK

@DBrim I just wanted some tips for styling my frizzy hair

DINGERS!
DINGERS!

That was weird. Screw it, I need to change out of my Tux and sleep. Good night everyone!

Lobo
Lobo

@JessePool @EephusBlue What makes you say that?  He was the ESPN blogger covering the Dodgers for quite some time?

DBrim
DBrim moderator

My hair is not frizzy, so I can't help you.