The Padres are coming to town! The Padres are coming to town! Will they be good for what ails the Dodgers? Can the Dodgers take care of business against the Padres at home, similarly to the first series of the season in San Diego? Can the Dodgers right the ship after being rent asunder by the Marlins? Stay tuned this weekend (if the Dodgers are available to you on your TV screen).
What is the real story behind Dee Gordon’s Performance Enhancing Drug (PED) suspension? He says he does not know how the drugs got inside his body. Perhaps someone slipped it to him in a drink without his knowledge. Likely story.
Did he decide that he needed “help” after his 2014 season, when he did well in the first half, only to tire in the second half? How much of his 2015 season including his league leading batting average was due to PEDS? How much of his new $50 million contract was earned due to PEDS? How much of $50 million should be returned to the Marlins. The Marlins only save $5 million due to the 80 game suspension. What kind of player will Dee be if he doesn’t take the PEDS when he returns?
How much of the Marlins sweep against the Dodgers is due to the use of PEDS? Why did not the MLB suspend Dee before the Dodgers series? Too many questions.
Let’s get back to the Dodgers winning ways with a series at home against the Padres. Up in the rotation are Alex Wood, Ross Stripling, and Clayton Kershaw.