Rockies @ Dodgers July 11, 2013: Puignado

dodger_stadium_2013_150x150So is this Yasiel Puig business getting slightly out of hand or just excessively out of hand? By all indications, the entire business about Puig “disrespecting Luis Gonzalez” is all but entirely fabricated, and this is all to the point where I’m almost happy that he lost out on the final spot in the All-Star Game to Freddie Freeman, just so we can get a reprieve from this ridiculousness for a few days. I’ll probably have more to say about this situation at some point, but for now, I’d rather just focus on baseball. (And Sharknado, of course.)

So let’s just take a deep breath, realize that this is a team on an outstanding run, and try to focus on something other than Yasiel Puig for just five minutes, okay?

Rockies
Dodgers
CF
Fowler
2B
M.Ellis
2B
Rutledge
CF
Puig
LF
Gonzalez
1B
Gonzalez
SS
Tulowitzki
SS
Ramirez
RF
Cuddyer
RF
Van Slyke
C
Rosario
3B
Uribe
1B
Helton
LF
Hairston
3B
Arenado
C
Federowicz
P
Pomeranz
P
Capuano

In other news, Yasiel Puig is starting at center field for the first time as a Dodger, which… oh. I guess there’s just no avoiding him, is there? Which is just ridiculous, because I’m still not even sure what he’s done, really. There’s absolutely no doubt that Puig has brought on a lot of this himself with his brash play — and again, more on that to come — but I also can’t really say that I’m that upset that whiny Miguel Montero is whiny, especially when his own manager, Kirk Gibson, didn’t really back him up.

Anyway, Don Mattingly is rolling out the “house money” lineup tonight, with Scott Van Slyke, Jerry Hairston, & Tim Federowicz all starting. Yes, that’s technically two days in a row off for Carl Crawford, but he did end up getting four plate appearances yesterday, so that sort of defeats the purpose; besides, I can’t say I hate the idea of Crawford & Ethier both sitting against lefty Drew Pomeranz. The emergence of Puig aside, it’s still kind of mind-blowing to realize that the Dodgers are not starting any of Crawford, Ethier, or Matt Kemp tonight.

Most importantly, the Brewers have jumped out to a 2-0 lead on Wade Miley and the Diamondbacks thanks to a first-inning Jonathan Lucroy homer, and that’s a game to keep an eye on. Conceivably, the Dodgers could be just a half-game out of first tonight, but that will depend in large part on Chris Capuano supporting a thin bullpen.

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

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1922 comments
MSTI OG
MSTI OG

so this new post is just gonna be talked about but never seen 

Omer (beercoozie)
Omer (beercoozie)

Was Sharknado everything you thought it would be?

I'm asking because I don't have cable and I hate sharks. Some people are afraid of spiders or dogs, I'm afraid of pre-historic quasi-immortal sea-faring eating-machines.

Sangro Azul
Sangro Azul

The players are wearing their own teams uniforms at the asg like I was saying yesterday...

Sangro Azul
Sangro Azul

So shut puig down til after All Star break?????

Mike Petriello
Mike Petriello moderator

Pedro Baez was promoted to Double-A, apparently.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

Can somebody please tell me what an "aggravated hip" actually means?

Mike Petriello
Mike Petriello moderator

@Omer are you afraid of gray CGI blobs that only vaguely resemble sharks?

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

ear flap on wrong side

DBrim
DBrim moderator

Because stirrups are awesome?

Lobo
Lobo

@Mike Petriello Saw that a couple days ago.  He was doing well in Rancho so the promotion makes sense

Noel D
Noel D

@DBrim I believe they are revering to a previous hip injury (strain, etc) that has been recently aggravated.  If there is a specific injury called 'aggravated hip', its new to me

Omer (beercoozie)
Omer (beercoozie)

I watched the trailer last night, and thought the VFX team did a wonderful job making Tara Reid look lifeless.

Wait, that's how she normally looks? Girl, you need help.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

They're CGIing blogs now? Is this blog even real?

DBrim
DBrim moderator

Boo, you fixed it

Lobo
Lobo

@Mike Petriello @Vin_Skully @DBrim I've decided.  They're terrible.  I don't really like any of these except their current ones pretty much.  Their home jerseys are fine from 2001 on, but I hate all their road unis up until 2004.  The orange and blue they had up until  2003 is just awful

Mike Petriello
Mike Petriello moderator

@Vin_Skully @Mike Petriello @Lobo @DBrim one cool thing about the padres having so many awful unis in their past is that a year or two ago they donated a bunch of options to local little leagues. So instead of "Reds" against "Mets" in San Diego, now it's "1977 road Padres" vs "2003 home Padres", or something like that.

Lobo
Lobo

@DBrim Totally thought that was just glare

Vin_Skully
Vin_Skully

@DBrim - I liked it when the players wore their own teams uniforms in the all Star game and then that looks like a Braves helmet so they probably hosted.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

White flourish on the helmet?