Dodgers @ Nationals July 20, 2013: The Week Of Baseball Begins

nationalsparkAt the moment, I’m headed out to Coney Island to catch some Single-A baseball on a lovely, if steamy, Saturday evening, and thus begins a week of more baseball than I could ever hope for:

Tonight: Batavia @ Brooklyn
Tomorrow: Phillies (Cliff Lee) @ Mets (Matt Harvey)
Thursday: Pirates @ Nationals
Friday day: Mets @ Nationals
Friday night: Red Sox @ Orioles

It’s going to be a fun weeek. But why do you care? Because if you know anything about this blog, you know that things tend to happen when I’m not around. So if you’re wondering just when exactly it is the Dodgers will be trading for Michael Young, expect that to happen late Friday afternoon as I’m between games and headed from Washington to Baltimore. Seriously, bet on it.

Dodgers
Nationals
2B
M.Ellis
CF
Span
RF
Puig
2B
Rendon
1B
Gonzalez
3B
Zimmerman
SS
Ramirez
LF
Harper
3B
Uribe
RF
Werth
CF
Ethier
SS
Desmond
LF
Van Slyke
1B
Tracy
C
Federowicz
C
Ramos
P
Greinke
P
Gonzalez

In the meantime, my latest piece for ESPN Insider is up, and it’s about these very Dodgers — arguing that Yasiel Puig & Hanley Ramirez simply can’t be expected to continue carrying the offense on their own, and so help will be needed from other sources. Hopefully, that includes Matt Kemp, who is expected to be back in the lineup tomorrow, and so Don Mattingly enjoys one final day of not having to worry about how to fit four outfielders into three spots.

Zack Greinke takes the hill for the Dodgers against Gio Gonzalez, looking to follow up on last week’s gem against Colorado that ranked among the best starts of his career.

 

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

 

1403 comments
The Monocle
The Monocle

Yesterdays game was decided in the 9th, today's in the 10th. Tomorrow's is going to the 13th.

Noel D
Noel D

Dodgers now 1 game back... D-Bags losing.  Will be 0.5 back by end of evening

efb
efb

Recap Recap RecapRecap

Carver
Carver

"Let's do a double back to back. That's a good idea." - Hanley

baeksu
baeksu

Mattingly did an excellent job tonight, which is pretty incredible considering how many comments there were on here saying that he was an idiot/moron anytime he did anything.

TaintsnifferMcGillicutty
TaintsnifferMcGillicutty

luls someone keeps on knocking and i don't open the door

I love when this happens, i make it obvious someone is home but i just don't give a F

efb
efb

Imma get TLR'd now

The Monocle
The Monocle

Dodgers are 1-0 when I make scallops wrapped in bacon.

efb
efb

Let's go Nasrty Gnats

LA_Woman
LA_Woman

YEAHHHHHHHHHHH KENLEY!!!  BIG NASTY REDHEAD!

efb
efb

can we get a cut away to League in the pen all by himself

KMT59
KMT59

BALL GAME!!!!

Dodgers 2 games over .500

19-5 since Puig signed my jersey

most likely .5 games out of 1st place at the end of the night

Watch out Dbags objects are closer than they appear!!!! 

Noel D
Noel D

Mattingly 1... Johnson 0

LA_Woman
LA_Woman

@The Monocle How about the 1st -- like a nice old-fashioned blowout?! Would be such a nice gift of Kersh.

I Digesti
I Digesti

@LA_Woman @The Monocle Remember in 2009 when it seemed the Dodgers would just score all their runs early and dare teams to beat them?