Matthew Kemp getting BLASTED!
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Posted May 21, 2013 - 05:15 PM
Kemp and Ethier both come up with the bases loaded and strike out...
Now you know why we're in last place
Posted May 22, 2013 - 08:46 AM
From Bill Punkett's Sulia account:
Must-read strong comments from #Dodgers mgr Don Mattingly pregame seemed to point finger atnot only lack of "mental toughness" from his players but also at poor construction of the team."We gotta find a team with talent that will fight and compete like a club that doesn't have that talent," he said, pointing to last year's team which led the NL West by 5 1/2 games at the end of May despite a far less-talented lineup."I felt we got more out of our ability (last year). I don't know about being tougher but I felt we got more out of our ability."There has to be a mixture of competitiveness. It's not 'Let's put an All-Star team together and the All-Star team wins.' It's finding that balance of a team that has a little bit of grit and will fight you. And also having talent to go with it."All grit and no talent isn't going to make you successful. But all talent and not grit isn't going to get you there either."
While I agree with him, I find it amusing that NOW he is saying this and shortly after these comments, we find out that Ethier has been benched today with this reasoning:
@dylanohernandez 21mMattingly on sitting Ethier: "I’m putting out my lineup that I feel is going to be the most competitive and going to compete the hardest."
To me this seems like a coach who is making comments & decisions like a coach that is in his final day or days as manager. Also there have been internal discussions according to Mattingly about bringing up Puig or Pederson.
Ethier's days as a Dodger might be numbered. They won't pay Ethier that much to be a platoon player, I think they'd rather roll the dice with one of the youngsters and get a good piece for Ethier.
Posted May 22, 2013 - 09:42 PM
Damn, Gonzo suddenly all the way down to 309. He was keeping it up high for a long while, but he's dropped dramatically. Not encouraging.
Going 2 for your last 13 will drop your average. Just part of the game.
I'm never worried about A-Gon. He's a .300 hitter and that's where he'll stay around. He's only had one season where he batted .330 or better in his career so to expect anything above that is just unrealistic.
Posted May 23, 2013 - 10:37 PM
ESPN playoffs odds has dodgers at 5% chance to make playoffs...
Who still believes?
Too much talent for 5% chance
Posted May 24, 2013 - 09:21 PM
Dodgers 2nd worst run differential in National league. UGH. We're not even competitive
#Dodgers lose 7-0 to Cards. 18th time this season they have scored 2 runs or less in a game. 3rd time in past 6 games held to 3 hits or less
Posted May 28, 2013 - 10:03 PM
Im trying to go to Angels vs Dodgers on Thursday. Angel stadium WOW ticket prices there are super expensive. Arte Moreno has some nerve charging people so much for a sub.500 team
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