Celebration is Over

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The Dodgers have won the NL West Division.  The celebration happened on Sunday, and now it is over.  We’ve got work to do.

It’s time to get ready for the playoffs.  What does that entail?  First, get home field advantage in the playoffs if at all possible.  The Dodgers are only one game behind their likely NLDS opponent Washington Nationals, so it makes sense to try to get that advantage.  Secondly, get the starting pitching rotation in order, so that Kershaw will be #1, Hill #2, and Maeda #3.  Third, give those players and pitchers likely to be on the playoff roster both the rest and play repetition necessary so that they are as prepared as possible to be their best during the playoffs.

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45 thoughts on “Celebration is Over

  1. 1. Chase Utley (L) 2B
    2. Corey Seager (L) SS
    3. Justin Turner (R) 3B
    4. Adrian Gonzalez (L) 1B
    5. Yasmani Grandal (S) C
    6. Josh Reddick (L) RF
    7. Andrew Toles (L) LF
    8. Joc Pederson (L) CF
    9. Kenta Maeda (R) P

    This ain’t one of Torre’s Sunday lineups. Looks like the Dodgers want home field advantage.

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  2. When I was playing golf regulary. I didn’t hit the ball well after a few days off. Sometimes it would take a few rounds to get going again.

    I have no idea why? It was usually the routine shot from the fairway that gave me difficulty, not the finesse shot with a wedge…

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  3. If the 4th starters spot came down to DeLeon and Urias. Which one would you want in the rotation and would you put the other one in the bullpen? Let’s say for arguments sake and faith, that they both have quality starts.

    Bulldog will probably enlighten us on this subject later tonight, but until then…what’s your take?

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  4. One and a half back.
    Oh how I miss those meaningless games. Now we need to win to keep up with these guys.
    Well I guess it’s good to know we got a shot at homefield advantage.

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  5. Back to back to back to back N. L. West pennants! Who would thunk it? A couple of months ago, Kershaw was out for an undetermined amount of time and the Giants were 7 or 8 games ahead. What happened next was a miracle, reminiscent of the 1988 team. Guys from the whole 40 man roster were given opportunities and they succeeded often. Andrew Friedman and company’s strategy of obtaining depth and using the entire 40 man roster seems to have paid off.

    I like the chances that this team will make it through the playoffs and into the World Series.

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    • I just read where Doc -stated that they effort the team gave was indictive of them wanting to catch the Nationals. Maybe Roberts effort was indictive of this. His teams certainly was not. He made early substitutions without much success. So what? Andre drew a walk. That wasnt excactly a dugout lifting moment. Especially since he failed to reach 2nd safely. Every sub failed to change the game.

      It is, what it is. A lousy fucking effort. I don’t feel any better about it after a good nights rest.

      They do it again tonight and I may have to retire.

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  6. It definetly planted the seed that 2016 will end no better than any other fucking year since that improbable one some 28 dag-blasted years ago!!

    The stinking Cubbies won 100 damn games and our guys are playing cribbage in the dugout resting on the laurals of winning 90, with an extra game at home in the NLDS on the line. Maybe the NLCS too. If the Cubbies also decide they like dugout cribbage.

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