Battle of Lefties

Tonight, we’ve got a battle of two left handed pitchers, Alex Wood versus Sean Newcomb.  Wood is arguably the Dodgers’ second best starting pitcher with a record of 12-1 and an ERA of 2.38.  Over his most recent thirteen starts, he has won eleven, lost one, and had one no-decision.  Newcomb, age 24, is in his rookie season with the Braves, having pitched nine starts with a record of 1-5, ERA of 4.50.

 

Meanwhile, carry on with the discussion of Jamie McCourt.  Here’s her house in Napa.

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59 thoughts on “Battle of Lefties

  1. Lineup:

    1. Chris Taylor (R) LF
    2. Corey Seager (L) SS
    3. Justin Turner (R) 3B
    4. Cody Bellinger (L) 1B
    5. Logan Forsythe (R) 2B
    6. Austin Barnes (R) C
    7. Enrique Hernandez (R) CF
    8. Yasiel Puig (R) RF
    9. Alex Wood (R) P

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    • Too many pitches in the heart of the zone, and he was missing barrel of the bat side. The Braves were able to extend their arms and put the ball safely in play.

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  2. “McCourt donated more than $400,000 to the Trump Victory fund, $50,800 to the Trump inauguration and more than $170,00 to the Republican National Committee.”

    I figure a few of my hot dog and coke purchases helped get her over the hump. Heck, maybe sometime in the future she’ll be Mrs. Trump the 4th.

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  3. Honeycutt had that three stooges look on his face when the camera panned on him. Only thing missing was him scratching his head and poking somebody in the eye.

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      • Let’s see what the guy looks like after a session with Rick. 6 run lead, new team. Rushing and not waiting for the full sign. Which makes the part he ain’t acknowledging moot. Unless you are trying to steal signs. At least he threw strikes.

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    • I’m really stoked for Alex Wood. This is a big moment for him. He handled it well. Against a club that has given us trouble this season. In the state he not only went to college, but where his pro career began.

      This shows he can handle a pressure packed game. It’s within his capabilities. Good to see!!

      Sorry about the orangutan jokes…but in my defense, “Clyde”, from “Every Which Way But Lose”, was a favorite of mine…

      Outstanding job from all tonight.

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      • Doc was saying they are monitoring Wood Boat to make sure he continues to remain strong. He wasn’t as sharp as he has been in the past. They will have discussion with him in the near future about how he feels.

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  4. Ned is talking about Darvish and his ERA. He says he tapered off as of late, was pitching well early on. Thinks maybe he lost focus, became less attentive to his task at hand. Said they expect him to be able to regroup and pitch like his capabilities dictate. He also said he was looking forward to the start tomorrow, just as all of us are.

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  5. I want to call in and ask Ned how come he didn’t use the kids and injected aging player, after aging player, onto the roster.

    Now he’s the worlds biggest advocate of using young players.

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  6. He was also talking about how the club has been injecting young players, who are hot, into the mix. Play well you will become one of the revolving pieces. Play really well and you’ll stick around. Toles, Taylor, Bellinger, Barnes, Farmer.

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  7. Top pitchers in the league throw strikes. Balls pass through the strike zone, even when they are trying to fool you. That is why they throw complete games. We have an opportunity to finish the regular season with 4 guys that can spin and pinpoint a baseball with the best of them. I still think Ryu can do it as well. It doesn’t mean that it’ll happen that way. But it’s gaining momentum with Hill having success as of late.

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  8. These guys can win with the long ball or without it. Chase Utley can still turn on the thing and drive it over the wall. This is a deep squad, deeper than the Hanley-Manley years…and more attentive towards just playing good baseball.

    Ryu is still on the team because he deserves to be there. He has battled strong all season. He began the season in some harsh weather and environments. He pitched through his early blow-up game with dignity and saved the bullpen. Had a brief moment in the pen and was rock solid. He gives up the long-ball, but more than not, he keeps the game in check and he always pitches within the moment.

    Comeback player of the year…the guy just won’t give in!!

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  9. These guys have some areas of concern. They need to clean-up the mistakes on defense and stay alert, as well as, focused on the bases.

    I keep seeing headlines to news-clips, about some kid in AAA named Font.

    I remember him from ST a little. Whatever he’s doing down there, people are writing about it. Maybe I should go read some…

    I ain’t gonna remember much about this season if we don’t win it all.

    I sure the hell am enjoying it so far though…

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  10. Woo-Hoo!! Win Streak ! !! Wood was nails…. Jury is out on Cingrani… He sucked in Cincinnati. I hope they don’t see him as a high leverage pitcher. He isn’t. So much for trading for a shut down bullpen.. The FO did not get it done.

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    • Forsythe is having a slow go of it this year it seems. He had a productive Spring and has come through big at times @with the stick. I’m not giving up on him just yet.

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      • So Far, in my opinion, he is a very weak link… He has slipped from barely acceptable to unacceptable…. He needs to get his head out of his freaking ass!! ! I would not pick up his option for next year… He is a slug!!

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        • All I know is he strikes out a helluva lot for a power hitter, let alone a non-power hitter. I keep hoping that maybe he’ll be the next Uribe.

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  11. Maybe Oldbrooklynfan can get close enough to Logan tonight to give him some defensive pointers at 2nd base.

    Long live the

    Flatbush Fly Trap!!

    Help him out, Joe!!

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    • I had my troubles many, many years ago playing second base, at least Forsythe made it to the Big Leagues. I don’t think he’d take much advice from me./

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  12. “I’m the only one left that I know personally in Brooklyn that’s still a Dodger fan,” Pierre said. “I don’t think there’s anything I’ve cherished longer than the Dodgers, honestly.” – Oldbrooklnfan

    Let’s get after it again tonight, gentleman!

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  13. And, hey
    That’s what it’s all about
    Hey, this is the life
    I couldn’t live without
    It’s a moment frozen there in time
    Where the reasons all begin to rhyme
    Where love’s a little bigger
    And you finally start figuring out
    That’s what it’s all about

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  14. And I thought we would never have to discuss anything McCourt again. Silly me. Amazing how those two excuses for human beings ended up after being so unqualified to own a major sports franchise but then again, being qualified for something does not seem to be important. And to top it all off, Bud Selig, who should have been thrown out with the McCourt’s, is in the Hall of Fame. What a country!

    Ned took a lot of heat on these pages for the players he signed but in retrospect, we should all know by now what he was dealing with when he went dumpster diving. Imagine going into the boss’ office and telling him how you can get this or that asset and the boss says no because he does not have or want to spend the money (and you know he is a scumbag because he has squandered whatever money available on himself). You either quit or do whatever ever you can to keep your job. Ned was crafty at not spending McCourt’s money while still trying to stay competitive on the field. And he resisted the chances to trade prospects for current major league talent. Perhaps we should cut him some slack.

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