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#181 Michaelyumm

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Posted April 13, 2013 - 05:34 PM

RYU is our DH or what lol!!



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Posted April 13, 2013 - 07:21 PM

Who knew Ryu was such a great hitter, crazy. Gotta' love it.

 

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Posted April 13, 2013 - 08:33 PM

Ryu is the answer to stop leaving so many people stranded on base.


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Posted April 14, 2013 - 12:01 AM

Ryu has a nasty curve, that thing is a beauty!



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Posted April 14, 2013 - 02:01 AM

New lineup:

 

1. Crawford

2. M Ellis

3. Kershaw

4. Ryu

5. Gonzalez

6. Kemp

7. Ethier

8. AJ Ellis


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Posted April 14, 2013 - 02:09 AM

Didn't realize how competitive our division is so far into the season.  


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Posted April 14, 2013 - 07:37 AM

Since last Sunday, Kemp is batting .291

Besides hitting with RISP, it looks like he is coming around. He's starting to hit balls from center to right field, which is when he is at his best.

The one guy I continue to worry about is Luis Cruz. He should be our utility guy, not our everyday third baseman.

When we have him and Sellers in the lineup, those spots are just waste of ABs.

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Posted April 14, 2013 - 08:07 AM

Good to see Matt Kemp come through with the bases loaded. Thats been annoying this year


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Posted April 14, 2013 - 11:02 AM

New lineup:

 

1. Crawford

2. M Ellis

3. Kershaw

4. Ryu

5. Gonzalez

6. Kemp

7. Ethier

8. AJ Ellis

YES!


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Posted April 14, 2013 - 01:41 PM

Matt Kemp since May 1, 2012: 85 games, 364 At Bats. 11 Home Runs. Power Outage yikes


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Posted April 14, 2013 - 05:29 PM

What is wrong with this team?

Why can't we score?


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Posted April 14, 2013 - 05:33 PM

Gonzo's not the problem. Matthew Kemp however.


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Posted April 15, 2013 - 06:00 PM

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Posted April 15, 2013 - 08:27 PM

Our pitching absolutely sucks.


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Posted April 15, 2013 - 11:30 PM

Ethier is an amazing 1 for 15 (.067) with Runners in scoring position...4 for 23 with runners on base


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Posted April 16, 2013 - 09:22 AM

Our pitching absolutely sucks.

 

No it doesn't.  :laughing:

 

I was at the game last night, I almost chucked my beer onto the field in that 8th inning with that sorry excuse of base running that ended the inning. 

 

 

There are four problems I see with this team offensively:

 

1) Lack of hitting from our original stars in key situations, Kemp & Ethier. Kemp is coming around but Ethier is stuggling.

 

2) Mattingly treating this club like an AL team and not an NL one. Play small ball, sacrifices, suicide squeezes, hit and runs, etc.  But no, almost everything is free swinging. What's funny is that Scioscia is better suited to coach the Dodgers and Mattingly to coach the Angels. 

 

3) Cruz & Sellers: These guys are almost for sure outs in our lineup and its hurting us greatly.  Pitchers can pitch to these guys without any worry, so even if guys like A.J., Ethier or Gonzo get on, they know these guys aren't going to do a damn thing.  Sellers needs to be dropped, Gordon needs to be brought up, bc he's playing well in the minors. He can't do any worse and it gives us another speed guy in the lineup.  Bat him in the 8th spot OR bat him 9th, and let our pitcher bat 8th (this is a strategy that has been used before by teams but not recently). 

 

Our pitching is not the problem, far from it.  It's our hitting that's an issue which shouldn't be.  Mattingly needs to do a better job managing this club or he'll be gone at the end of this year.  

 

Maybe this team needs a shot in the arm and in that shot you ask? A dose of Yasiel Puig.  I feel he can energize this team, it's unfortunate he doesn't play 3rd or SS but we may be moving towards a situation where Ethier is platooned OR possibly traded for a quality 3rd baseman. 



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Posted April 16, 2013 - 01:18 PM

No it doesn't.  :laughing:

 

I was at the game last night, I almost chucked my beer onto the field in that 8th inning with that sorry excuse of base running that ended the inning. 

 

 

There are four problems I see with this team offensively:

 

1) Lack of hitting from our original stars in key situations, Kemp & Ethier. Kemp is coming around but Ethier is stuggling.

 

2) Mattingly treating this club like an AL team and not an NL one. Play small ball, sacrifices, suicide squeezes, hit and runs, etc.  But no, almost everything is free swinging. What's funny is that Scioscia is better suited to coach the Dodgers and Mattingly to coach the Angels. 

 

3) Cruz & Sellers: These guys are almost for sure outs in our lineup and its hurting us greatly.  Pitchers can pitch to these guys without any worry, so even if guys like A.J., Ethier or Gonzo get on, they know these guys aren't going to do a damn thing.  Sellers needs to be dropped, Gordon needs to be brought up, bc he's playing well in the minors. He can't do any worse and it gives us another speed guy in the lineup.  Bat him in the 8th spot OR bat him 9th, and let our pitcher bat 8th (this is a strategy that has been used before by teams but not recently). 

 

Our pitching is not the problem, far from it.  It's our hitting that's an issue which shouldn't be.  Mattingly needs to do a better job managing this club or he'll be gone at the end of this year.  

 

Maybe this team needs a shot in the arm and in that shot you ask? A dose of Yasiel Puig.  I feel he can energize this team, it's unfortunate he doesn't play 3rd or SS but we may be moving towards a situation where Ethier is platooned OR possibly traded for a quality 3rd baseman. 

Our bullpen let us down, but even when we get solid games out of our pitchers (Beckett, Kershaw) we don't put up any runs. 


I agree that Puig could be the shot in the arm this team needs.


I fully believe the Dodgers will make a big trade this season if we can't get it going.  


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Posted April 16, 2013 - 01:21 PM

Maybe this team needs a shot in the arm and in that shot you ask? A dose of Yasiel Puig.  I feel he can energize this team, it's unfortunate he doesn't play 3rd or SS but we may be moving towards a situation where Ethier is platooned OR possibly traded for a quality 3rd baseman. 

I agree that Puig could be the shot in the arm this team needs.

Yes please.


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Posted April 16, 2013 - 04:57 PM

@BillShaikin: Mattingly: #Dodgers have not considered recalling Dee Gordon. They're satisfied with Sellers at SS

 

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Posted April 16, 2013 - 05:27 PM

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Dodgers shortstops are hitting .167, worst in the majors. Dodgers third basemen are hitting .178.

In other words, this would be a good time for Hanley Ramirez to return from the disabled list. According to Ramirez, that day is rapidly approaching. The Dodgers originally thought Ramirez would be out until late May, but he has begun taking batting practice and fielding grounders. The team has outfitted him with a special splint to protect his surgically repaired right thumb that allows him to throw.

"It's awesome. No pain, nothing," Ramirez said. "Definitely it's going to happen way sooner than it's supposed to."

Ramirez wouldn't reveal exactly when he might return, saying it was a surprise.

"I'm going to tweet it," Ramirez said.

The Dodgers, meanwhile, continue to go primarily with Justin Sellers at shortstop and Luis Cruz at third base, largely because they lack other options. Cruz is batting .111, Sellers .176. They each have one RBI. But they are easily the best available defenders at their positions.

"We decided we're going to play defense," manager Don Mattingly said. "When you put together a pitching staff like this, you have to catch the ball."

 

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