What have the Dodgers come to? A team that cannot beat the Angels unless the greatest pitcher in the world (Clayton Kershaw) is starting. A team that cannot beat the Padres unless they go seventeen innings. A team that cannot hit. A team on which the closer cannot seal the deal. A team on which one Yasiel Puig does not know to advance to third base on a bunt to the third baseman.
At least today, Dave Roberts will hand the ball back to Clayton Kershaw and let him do his thing. Why Clayton didn’t start yesterday’s game is a good question. Clayton has the chance to once again prove that he is the stopper. But what happens on Tuesday, and Wednesday, and on every day that Kershaw does not pitch? Clayton Kershaw and pray for rain, rain, rain, and rain.
Sorry for the downcast post. Perhaps that’s what we get when the team is losing more than it is winning.