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    Continuing with a theme? 5 hits and 0 runs scored at Coors is not good. I, for one, am truly ready to see Loney go away. Really sad that the team gets basically nothing in HR/RBI department from the infield corners. Not gonna win any pennants that way. Try again tomorrow . . .
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    Down Under: Perhaps we'll set a record if WE are the only ones to post on this thread for 162 games?! The Dodgers board has <sadly> become lame.
    "I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it." - Sandy Koufax.

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    Hopefully some more fans will come out of the woodwork as the season progresses.
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    So far, the team looks WAY too much like the '10 version. No fight, no scrappiness, no willingness to grind it out. To be blunt, if the entire team would compete with the attitude and effort of Jamey Carroll or Aaron Miles, the team as a whole would be better off. Both of those guys are "grinders" and are in MLB, IMO, due to their work ethic and refusal to be told, "You're going to fail." Here's hoping that Mattingly will rally the team and instill some fire in the team's approach. I certainly realize that having Furcal, Padillo, Gibbons, and Kuo on the DL is tough stuff, but when will the Dodgers become the team that will overcome and just "find a way to win?" Few, if any, baseball minds have chosen the Dodgers to win the NL West, so let's hope the team decides to prove them all wrong.
    As I post the Dodgers are beating Hudson and the Braves 4-0, so perhaps this is the beginning of a positive streak.
    "I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it." - Sandy Koufax.

    "My name is Yasiel Puig. I am from Cuba. I am 21 years old. Thank you."

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    I caught tonight's 6-1 win with Garland's complete game and some good batting from Ethier and Uribe. A good 50th birthday gift for Mattingly. They need more performances like tonight!
    "A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz." ~Humphrey Bogart

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    Yeah, a good birthday win!

    I am very concerned about the anemic offense, though. Last or nearly last in the NL in runs, HR, RBI, BB, OPS, and AVG. The team is NOT going to pitch its way to a pennant, so this type of offensive production simply won't cut it, and the team knows this is true. The question is, will anything be done, especially NOW that the Dodgers are officially being operated by MLB. As I have posted before, when the team gets little to no power production from the INF corners and LF, it's tough to compete with inconsistent pitching (from both SP and CL) and injuries popping up seemingly every week. Ugh is about all I have to say.

    Time will tell if the players can stay focused as the circus music cranks up: http://losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com/ne...ews_la&c_id=la. I just don't see an MLB-run club making too many deals, and IMO, it's time for some moves at 1B and 3B. I do love Loney and Blake, but they're better suited for teams that have boppers at other positions, which the Dodgers obviously do not have. In its current form, the Dodger lineup wins consistently only when the pitching and defense stay within a small margin for error. A great concept and goal, but not realistic considering the personnel at Mattingly's disposal.

    And to wrap things up, GOOD news from down on the farm: http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/n...vkey=news_milb. Here's hoping Ely can make it back to LA soon and be succesful at the MLB level!
    "I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it." - Sandy Koufax.

    "My name is Yasiel Puig. I am from Cuba. I am 21 years old. Thank you."

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    Thank you Kenley Jansen for getting Chad out of a deep hole in the 7th. Now Kemp gets his 1st hit of the game but is stranded. I am not counting the chickens yet, they have given up bigger leads in late innings.
    "A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz." ~Humphrey Bogart

    No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference. ~Tommy Lasorda

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    3 more chickens came to roost in the 9th. Statistically a very positive batting performance but the Cubs pitching was a major factor. I think there 17 three ball at bats from the Cubs pitchers. Undoubtably a confidence builder for the offense and they did not have to rely on Kemp.
    "A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz." ~Humphrey Bogart

    No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference. ~Tommy Lasorda

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    Bat Boy: "I'm not picking it up. I'll get burned. You pick it up."
    Clubhouse Manager: "Well I'm not touching it either. You're expendable, you pick it up."
    Bat Boy: "No way, that thing is on fire. And I'm just doing this for my college transcript, so back off me. Nevermind, here he comes."
    Kemp: "Hey guys, what's up. Is that my bat on the ground?"
    Last edited by bhss89; 04-23-2011 at 11:49 AM.
    "I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it." - Sandy Koufax.

    "My name is Yasiel Puig. I am from Cuba. I am 21 years old. Thank you."

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    Quade is apparently quite the whiny baby: http://losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com/ne...ook_la&c_id=la

    What a knob. Why the Hades would Mattingly run Ellis? It was obviously a mix-up.

    Mr. Quade: Baseball is not the way it's supposed to be, it's the way it is. Get over it, get on with it. Or get outta pro ball.

    Baby.
    "I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it." - Sandy Koufax.

    "My name is Yasiel Puig. I am from Cuba. I am 21 years old. Thank you."

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    Matt Kemp loves 2-0 sliders!
    Last edited by bhss89; 04-23-2011 at 11:49 AM.
    "I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it." - Sandy Koufax.

    "My name is Yasiel Puig. I am from Cuba. I am 21 years old. Thank you."

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhss89 View Post
    Quade is apparently quite the whiny baby: http://losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com/ne...ook_la&c_id=la

    What a knob. Why the Hades would Mattingly run Ellis? It was obviously a mix-up.

    Mr. Quade: Baseball is not the way it's supposed to be, it's the way it is. Get over it, get on with it. Or get outta pro ball.

    Baby.
    I thought the idea of baseball was to win, not to go easy on the other team?? Quade needs to check the Dodger's record from last year. I recall at least 2 games where they had 9 runs scored against them in the 9th inning to throw away games (Yankees & Phillies). Rather than whinge about an attempted stolen base, maybe he should be looking at his pitchers in that game.

    Speaking of pitchers, the Dodgers need to look in our own backyard after today, when it comes to pitching. An 8-5 lead blown!!
    "A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz." ~Humphrey Bogart

    No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference. ~Tommy Lasorda

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    Yeah, no lead seems safe. Really disappointed in Guerrier. And I thought that perhaps Lilly could have been pulled sooner, but I'm sure Mattingly and Honeycutt had their reasons for sticking with him.
    Off to my Cub-fan in-laws after church today for Easter dinner. Gonna be rough. I hope to avoid talking too much by gorging on deviled eggs.
    "I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it." - Sandy Koufax.

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    Good luck with your Cub family. Hopefully the Dodgers can win today so you can enjoy your devilled eggs with a smile on the dial. A happy and blessed Easter to you and yours, and all Dodgers and baseball fans.
    "A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz." ~Humphrey Bogart

    No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference. ~Tommy Lasorda

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    I am sure you enjoyed your Easter dinner bhss.
    "A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz." ~Humphrey Bogart

    No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference. ~Tommy Lasorda

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    Some excellent and exciting outfield defense tonight. Lilly was saved by some double plays, the batting saved by 2 solo HRs, the bullpen tried hard to blow it. Some enjoyable moments, some frustrating moments, but a win is a win.
    "A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz." ~Humphrey Bogart

    No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference. ~Tommy Lasorda

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    "The wheels on the bus are falling off, falling off, falling off, the wheels on the bus are falling off, all homestand long."

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    At least now Broxton has an excuse for pitching like a fairy.
    Last edited by bhss89; 05-05-2011 at 04:25 AM.
    "I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it." - Sandy Koufax.

    "My name is Yasiel Puig. I am from Cuba. I am 21 years old. Thank you."

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    now there is talk that if payroll cannot be met that players can file and become free agents right away.
    this historic team is in such a mess right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redsox_ironman View Post
    now there is talk that if payroll cannot be met that players can file and become free agents right away.
    this historic team is in such a mess right now.
    Do you have a quote or site to back this up? That would be scarier than Broxton pitching with the bases loaded and one out!
    "I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it." - Sandy Koufax.

    "My name is Yasiel Puig. I am from Cuba. I am 21 years old. Thank you."

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    Quote Originally Posted by redsox_ironman View Post
    now there is talk that if payroll cannot be met that players can file and become free agents right away.
    this historic team is in such a mess right now.
    I read the same thing but also read that the MLB will cover any shortfall. I don't have a quote because it was a short footnote in the LV Review Journal.
    "A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz." ~Humphrey Bogart

    No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference. ~Tommy Lasorda

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