Mt. Everest Was Once A Hill

“It’s awesome to see the team doing well,” he [Hill] said. “We’ve gone 10-1. But I look at that and see that one loss and think, ‘That was me’ (laughs). … You don’t want to walk around with such a poopy diaper all the time. Be optimistic. I’ve caught myself a couple times this year.”

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Hill seemed to have lost his focus last time out after allowing his first runner. Until that moment he looked pretty solid.

Bombay Banquet

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This afternoon at 5:40pm PDT/6:40pm MDT/8:40 EDT, the Dodgers take on the Colorado Rockies in Denver.  If the Dodgers can take three of four games or better, the Dodgers will be in first place at the end of the weekend.

Last night, Nomar Garciaparra discussed Cody Bellinger’s ability to hit an opposite field home run, flat-footed, and with the marine layer working against him in Chavez Ravine.  That just shows how strong he is.  Imagine the damage he can do at Coors Field.  Bombs Away!

Cody “Bombay” Bellinger

Time:  1:00pm Date: April 25, 2017 Place: Phone Booth Stadium, Gnatsville, USA

Cody “Bombay” Bellinger has just been called up to the big leagues by the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Bellinger hit 65 home runs in just over 1300 at bats in the minors.  He has been on fire in AAA Oklahoma City in 2017, hitting .343 with an on-base percentage of .429, a slugging percentage of .627, and an On-Base plus Slugging Percentage (OPS) of 1.055.  Defensively, Cody plays a mean first base, possibly better than James Loney, possibly better than Adrian Gonzalez.  Initially, he will be playing left field and center field.

The lefty Bombay will likely play left field when the opposition starts a left-handed pitcher, as Kike Hernandez will man center field on those days.  Bombay will likely play center field when the opposition starts a right-handed pitcher, while Andrew Toles mans left field.

 

What Kind of Team is This?

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We got a hint yesterday what kind of team this is.  It’s a grind it out, high quality pitching, do what it takes to win.  But is it a championship quality team?  Is this team capable of beating left handed pitching?  Today’s game may begin to answer these questions.  I know, I know, it’s still early in the season.  But win this game and the Dodgers will be 6-4, lose and they will be just another .500 team.

Hyun-Jin Ryu gets the start against Brett Anderson.  Game starts at 11:05 PDT/1:05 CDT/2:05 EDT.

Diamonds and Rust – Off Day Edition

The Cubs won a hundred and three baseball games in 2016.

That means we should want to win 104 in 2017. If you don’t want to best them in every damn aspect of this thing we call “Our National Pastime.” Get the Fuck – Off  of Our Field…

I’m telling you right now that Doc Roberts can manage his way to 104 wins.

He can do it!

So if Doc has the ability to get the team over the proverbial hump. What’s stopping ’em…

Ain’t nothing but a thing…