Braves 8, Dodgers 1: Bad Team is Bad

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I’m not sure how the organization views Zach Lee right now, and I’m also not entirely sure that he’s actually ready myself. What I do know is that Matt Magill has walked 28 in 27.2 innings and has a 7.15 FIP, so, that’s not really working out. I’m not sure if it means Lee or Aaron Laffey or whomever — it might not actually be anyone new, since there’s a few days off coming up — but it seems clear that it should not be Magill again any time in the near future.

Of course, to simply focus on Magill ignores a lineup that managed just eight hits (six singles) against Atlanta pitching and scored their only run after loading the bases with no outs in the first inning. Scoring just once in that situation is bad; scoring zero for the rest of the game after that is worse. It’s worth noting that four Dodger starters today — Luis Cruz, Mark Ellis, Tim Federowicz, & Scott Van Slyke — now have OBP’s south of .303, which is pretty awful.

At least there continues to be Yasiel Puig, who had three more hits to push his OBP up to an outstanding .483. But despite how often he’s been on base in his first week as a major leaguer, Puig has scored only four runs… all on his own homers. That’s just horrendous, and it’s a pretty good sign that this offense is not working as intended.

Oh, but at least Matt Kemp has “suffered a setback” in his rehab from a hamstring strain and is no longer expected to return on Friday. That’s depressing, though I guess that expecting him to come back the day he was eligible was just a recipe for disaster anyway.

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JackedNate
JackedNate

My fantasy bullpen has Bailey, Kimbrel, and Jensen. You would think I would be fucking EPIC. But because of manager Dumbbassery, I am not. However, I do get tons of strikeouts and a low WHIP from them, so I got that going for me.

capnsparrow
capnsparrow

Summon the scribe we need new werdz!

capnsparrow
capnsparrow

Angles are getting slopped in the slop

Omer (beercoozie)
Omer (beercoozie)

Other nicknames for Puig? Puiggie Smalls? Notorious PUIG?

I am bored.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

Polanco just came within inches of falling into a trashcan.

EephusBlue
EephusBlue moderator

I wonder if they would go with Rasmussen if a 5th starter is needed and Cappy isnt ready?

DBrim
DBrim moderator

Nolasco's kind of all over the place tonight.

Purple Drank
Purple Drank

Does anybody here play "Running With Friends?"

DBrim
DBrim moderator

@Capnsparrow You should flip on the Cubs game. It's... interesting.

LA_Woman
LA_Woman

@deblueOdysseus  This is how he hugs people, and I love it. He hugged McGwire like this, too. He just goes all out with everything he does.

deBlueProgeny
deBlueProgeny

He look like a big kid giving his daddy a hug.

EephusBlue
EephusBlue moderator

@theotherplaza @EephusBlue Possibly. For a spot start. With Lee I imagine it would be for more than just one start. Rasmussen is older, perhaps more ready in their eyes.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

@Capnsparrow @DBrim I think the CF camera makes it seem worse than it actually is because the players seem mostly unaffected by it. Also clearing a bit.

LA_Woman
LA_Woman

@deblueOdysseus @LA_Woman Yes, Matty. I'm sure he was so happy to see him again. From what I hear, the team really bonded during Spring Training.