Dodgers @ Yankees June 19, 2013: Game 2

yankeestadiumBoy, that first game was so much fun, wasn’t it? From the tenor of Dodger fans online, no one seems all that eager to do it again, and it’s hard to blame them. This team has lost six of eight, they’re in last place, they have more losses than anyone except for Milwaukee, Miami, & Houston… and perhaps worst of all, their ESPN Playoff Odds of 1.8% are identical to the Mets. The Mets!

We can all argue with each other about whether it’s the manager or the players or the trainers or the front office, but it really doesn’t matter. With the exception of Clayton Kershaw, Adrian Gonzalez, Yasiel Puig, and maybe a few others, everyone here shares some blame. It simply couldn’t be this bad without it being a group effort.

Dodgers
Yankees
LF
Schumaker
CF
Gardner
RF
Puig
SS
Nix
DH
Gonzalez
2B
Cano
SS
Ramirez
DH
Wells
CF
Ethier
RF
Neal
1B
Hairston
LF
Suzuki
C
Federowicz
3B
Adams
3B
Cruz
1B
Overbay
2B
M.Ellis
C
Romine

So now we get a lineup that has Skip Schumaker hitting leadoff, Jerry Hairston at first base — since Gonzalez gets a chance to DH — Luis Cruz existing, and Hanley Ramirez at shortstop, and it’s hard to drum up a ton of enthusiasm. That said, I am headed off to the stadium on what looks like a gorgeous night, so there must be some reason I’m invested enough to spend an evening there. (At least, I assume, I won’t be seeing Ronald Belisario.)

We will be seeing Chris Capuano, activated off the disabled list in between games. Capuano hasn’t started since May 29 and hasn’t been great even when he was healthy, but then again, Phil Hughes has been a bit of an up-and-down train wreck himself. Overall, though, he’s basically the same pitcher he always was — Hughes’ 4.60 FIP is just about identical to the 4.56 and 4.58 marks he’s had the last two years, though he’s now doing it with more strikeouts and more walks.

In order to activate Capuano, Alex Castellanos was optioned to Triple-A. I imagine another move is coming at some point, because that’s now 13 pitches on the roster.

Fri 10/11Sat 10/12Sun 10/13Mon 10/14Tues 10/15Wed 10/16Thurs 10/17
RR. Belisario9105
LJ.P. Howell152026
RK. Jansen51626
RC. Marmol26
RB. Wilson281411
RC. Withrow2544
RE. Volquez
842 comments
KMT59
KMT59

Post game thread above

deBlueProgeny
deBlueProgeny

Puig is clearly dominant. Will he get enough at bats this year to qualify to compete for the batting title?

PasadenaDodger
PasadenaDodger

I remember the Series winning game in '81. I was 13.

Purple Drank
Purple Drank

Rare when I can love the Dodgers on the same day that they lose

Baby Blue
Baby Blue

Nice!!! I'm stoked that we won this one!

deBlueProgeny
deBlueProgeny

Hey that wasn't horrible offense today, even the first game.

capnsparrow
capnsparrow

League gets a 123 inning with no K's

LA_Woman
LA_Woman

BIG NASTY REDHEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

P_F_P
P_F_P

Greatest comeback in baseball history on the way

deBlueProgeny
deBlueProgeny

Did I mention that I might hate the Yankees MORE than the Giants? At least the Gnats are National League.

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

You old bro. This is an immature blog

capnsparrow
capnsparrow

@John M Klaw makes me feel better about misreading Puigs AB's in Chattanooga with dumb shit like that