Brock Brock

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Brock Brock ‘Em, Rock Rock ‘Em, Sock Sock ‘Em, Block Block ‘Em, Clock Clock ‘Em, Hock Hock ‘Em, Lock Lock ‘Em, Pock Pock ‘Em, Knock Knock ‘Em, Spock Spock ‘Em, Tick Tock ‘Em, Chock Chock ‘Em, Mock Mock ‘Em, Shock Shock ‘Em, Joc Joc ‘Em, Doc Doc ‘Em, just don’t Walk Walk ‘Em!

In Brock Stewart’s latest start, he was crippled by the errors committed by the defense around him.  His ERA in 2017 is still an unblemished 0.00.  His WHIP is a low 0.840, having given up just ten hits and four walks in 16 2/3 innings.

If you cannot discern Brock Brock in the above picture, he is the one in blue on the left.

 

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.

Six More Wins

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The Dodgers are really gelling as a team now.  They had been bumbling along in the NLDS, losing, then winning, giving up lots of runs and hits, and just not playing well together.  If I could point to one game that changed the psyche of the team, it was Game 5 of the NLDS, when the situation called for all hands on deck.  The pitchers came through, especially Jansen and Kershaw leaving it all on the field.  Also, Dave Roberts made some tough decisions that really paid off.

Now, during the NLCS, the guys really seem to be playing as a team.  To me, it looks like each guy tells Doc – Hey, Doc, just tell me what to do, and I’ll go out and do it.  Nobody cares about individual achievements.  Every player just cares about winning the game.  That’s what it’s going to take to get their World Series rings.

Tonight, it’s Julio Urias (5-2, 3.39 ERA) against John Lackey (11-8, 3.35 ERA).  Go Dodgers!