Dodgers and Padres

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  1. Puig didn’t pop the ball straight up that time…Good job on the call, Charley. You got the end result correct.

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  2. Kazmir should have just gift wrapped that dinger to Norris. Even a .179 hitter couldn’t miss that weak assed 89 mph pitch right down the middle. . .

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  3. Well, you have to consider that when the optimist of this bunch projects an 82 Win season, the season may not turn out to be as satisfactory as we hope. It’s only too bad that Kershaw is having such a grand career without the team winning diddly. Do the Guggenholes deserve that? YES. The fans – NO.

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  4. Nothing to add. The inflated ERA of pitchers we’re supposed to be able to rely on is more than a little disturbing. Until these guys start getting a few people out instead of throwing gas on a fire, we’re going to continue to have a blah record.

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  5. That was a shocking ending. just a wet blanket from somebody I counted on, after the dodgers had enough pazazz to come from behind and take the lead. Best have this type of game now then in September.

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  6. Sooner or later a team in our division will put together a hot streak and take off, and I think it will probably be the giants. The season is close to a third over and if one of our teams gets a substantial lead there might not be enough time to catch them. So I guess what my point is the pitching staff as it exists now is not capable of overhauling a hot team. I’m sure the wheels are turning in the FO and I don’t think the staff will look the same at the break. No cause for panic, but you could say I’m alarmed by the staff’s performance. As I see it, we have 2 1/2 pitchers we can rely on and as we have seen, they cannot win EVERY time out.

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  7. Last night was a tough loss but sometimes the hitter wins the battle. The frustrating part is even when the Dodgers score enough runs to win most games, the pitching has not been good enough. But as we all knew at the start of the season, the pitching was suspect. Therefore, I am disappointed at the season so far but not terribly surprised. As Griz suggested, perhaps the front office will make some changes. We will see.

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  8. What’s gotten into Wood tonight? I realize the HP ump has a large strike zone, but he must have eaten some good tacos or something. . .

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  9. I just switched over from my phone to the TV when BOOM goes Thompson. I’d been viewing a little double vision with Nascars All-Star Race on tonight as well. (Joey Logano won a million bucks from Sprint tonight)

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  10. I heard that Joc, Corey and Trayce were all roommates. They all seem to be coming together offensively at the same time. Trayce has been playing like a young Andre. If this continues he should start even after Andre is healthy.

    Doesn’t mean that Andre is on the bench though…

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  11. Dodgers suck. Whose bright idea was it to dilute a crappy pitching rotation? When you have one great pitcher, one mediocre, and three crappy pitchers, you do not dilute the staff by adding another crappy pitcher to the mix. Why would Kershaw pitch only every six days when he is capable of pitching every fifth day? Makes no sense. Time for some GM heads to roll.

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    • How about ALL OF THEM! I have to laugh at the comments of how we’re expecting the Front Office to do their magic and bring in some players at trade time – like who? Like all of the last ones they brought in?

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  12. This team is single-handedly disproving the entire concept of advanced metrics.

    Tsao wasn’t exactly setting the world on fire on OKC. Great idea to give him a spot on the 40-man and bring him up.

    I’m holding out some small hope that this FO can recognize what Ned too often couldn’t – that this team has no hope of winning the division, nor doing anything in the playoffs should it miraculously get there. Time to be total sellers at the trade deadline, stop this bullshit, and commit totally to rebuilding.

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    • New and improved Tsao was a repeat of earlier Tsao.

      It’s still too early to be giving up. I do agree that if things don’t turn around soon. Adding at the trade deadline would be fool hearted.

      With the injuries to key players such as Anderson, Ryu, Ethier and McSkinny it’s possible this could be a good second half ball club. If these players can return healthy and strong.

      The team still needs to be within striking distance of a wild card birth for any of this to matter. They have potential, at least as far as playing better ball than they have. I think they should bring up Urias. They can control his innings by using him in the bully and get him acclimated to being part of the teams future chemistry as well. I’ve heard the argument that he could fail and become damaged goods. Pitchers are a fragile group no matter where they reside, so he could become damaged goods without ever reaching the big leagues. If he is as good as they say? He helps stop the downturn that has put the squad under .500 and 4.5 games back. He should get some help in the bully if Ryu and Anderson can return healthy as well. Someone will be moved to the pen.

      They still have to find a way to get the offense going on a daily basis. This offense has the potential to do some damage. Most of the line-up hasn’t even began to play up to their potential. Improvements can be made.

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  13. Speaks a lot for the vastly improved farm system that you bring up a guy in his mid-thirties, who’s never had any level of accomplishment in the majors, and give him a tied game situation in extra innings. A mop up maybe. A really good farm system ought to have a couple of well performing hard throwers trying to make it to the majors for the first time – so, where are they?
    Asshole ownership and the whole management structure from there on down, and I mean DOWN.

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  14. Last night was a complete and utter disaster. For me, the worst part of the night was having to listen to Steiner for the first time this year! And, for the life of me, I cannot understand the thought process of leaving Tsao in there….did we want to lose that game so much?! If there isn’t improvement ASAP, we will finish last.

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    • The options other than Tsao were…Jansen, Hatcher and Baez. I’m not sure what their weekly pitch count was though? Could be they weren’t really available?

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  15. I think the team played well enough to win sometimes but all the Padres had to do was show up and the Dodgers would proceed to give them the game in the 11th inning. Right now it seems no matter what the Dodgers do it’s just not working. Maybe today all this bad stuff will decide to take a day off and the game will finish in our favor.

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  16. What’s with the 6 man rotation too? Bad enough you only have a good pitcher going every 5 days, so now you take the ball out of his hands and its every 6.

    Say what you want, I think not only is the FO not playing to win, I think they’re experimenting to see just how far metrics and new ideas can be stretched.

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  17. Bill Parcells’ old cliche, “you are what your record says you are,” is a harsh reality. And that record says the Dodgers lose more than they win. Any impartial observer would not be surprised.

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  18. just arrived. Holly Crap again, Jansen has BS?? tell me with puig on second , why did he not advance on the bunt to 3rd by Ellis?? what is going wrong with this team.

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  19. Puig may have been a dunderhead, but Roberts bunting is a totally passive play and Ellis showing up his teammate for a brain fart is even worse. I’m seeing a team with no common unity or spirit. Just a lot of individualism. Maybe Roberts isn’t the leader we thought he was. I’d have benched Ellis on the spot.

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  20. So Puig missed the sign the bunt was on, geez, and a lead off hit in the 15th by the padres does not bode well. wow the padres are pests when they really shouldn’t.

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  21. I heard enough about puig,in a tie game, with no one on, first pitch as lead off,he bunts? with the power he has to end it, and he bunt pops up;; one pitch wonderful. Did that come from the dugout?

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