DEADLINE DAY

Major League Baseballs Non Waiver Trade Deadline Ends At 4PM ET

Will Darvish, Verlander or Gray, fly to Atlanta to join the Dodgers in the coming hours?

Could a reliever weigh heavily on the minds of the front-office?

If so…what type of prospects and or other pieces will be exchanged?

Will they fore-go a bullpen arm and call up Walker Buehler to assist the club?

Will they add another bat to the mix?

Do they even need to do something big that requires top prospects?

I’ve read that…

Darvish may require top prospects

Verlander will cost money/prospects

Gray will require a battle with the Yankees

 

Hang on to your caps today folks…A storm may be brewing!!

 

Rivalry Weekend

John Roseboro and Willie Mays - Aftermath of Marichal Incident

Ah yes, it’s rivalry weekend.  This one is squeezed between the red-hot streak and the trading deadline.  The Dodgers have won 36 of their last 42 games.  The non-waiver trade deadline is on Monday, July 31st.  Before the deadline, the Giants are in town to re-stoke one of baseball’s oldest rivalries.

The starting pitchers for tonight’s game will be Alex Wood versus Matt Moore.  It should be a good one, so pull up a chair.

Logan Moves Down

Logan

I’ve been complaining about the use of Logan Forsythe as the #5 hitter behind Cody “Bombay” Bellinger in the lineup against right-handed pitchers.  Forsythe only has three total homers this year, and his batting splits against righties are very low.

Yesterday, Logan sat on the bench against the Jose Berrios.  Today, Logan is back in the lineup against Ervin Santana, but he has been moved down to the #6 position behind Joc Pederson.  I would have gone with Grandal in the #5 position rather than Joc, but I think that the more important thing is to get Logan out of the #5.

Twins Game Two

Last night, the Dodgers returned to their ways of pulling a victory from the jaws of defeat.  This is not the team of Don Mattingly.  This is the team of Doc Roberts, the communicator, the motivator.  This is the team of Chris Taylor, Corey Seager, Justin Turner, and Cody Bellinger.  Those top four hitters (amongst others) never say die and keep on hitting late into the ballgame.  This is the team of Clayton Kershaw and Kenley Jansen, who consistently lay everything on the line to win a ballgame.

Kenta Maeda (R) will be starting against Jose Berrios (R) in the second game of the Dodgers series with the Twins.