Thursday, June 02, 2011

Verducci: Dodgers Are Toast

Advanced toaster technology finally reaches the world of professional sports!

Taking heart from the Dodgers' mini-roll of two series wins? Well, Tom Verducci has a theory. From "Two months in, season all but over for eight teams in 5-and-5 Club" at

Even with wild cards, and despite the life ring of rare outliers such as the 2005 Astros to cling to, teams that are bad for the first two months of the season almost never make the playoffs.[...]

The Twins, White Sox and Cubs have some company in seeing their postseason chances to dwindle to next to nothing before May is over. Though none qualifies as a surprise pretender, the other members of the 5-and-5 Club (five games under, five games out) are:

TeamRecordGames UnderGames Out
Nationals22-3188 1/2
Royals23-3076 1/2
Dodgers25-3055 1/2

All but over, you hear? Hope you didn't get your hopes up too high.


Dave said...

Except, at the end of play on May 31, the Dodgers were only 4 games under .500 and 4.5 games behind.
So, everything is ok. Resume cheering.

Fred's Brim said...

Keep pitching and keep grinding!

Josh S. said...

As long as we don't fall to 7 under and 5.5 back on June 15. Then we'd be REALLY screwed.

(That's my positive comment for the day. And yes, I'm well aware of the effect of THAT trade.)

Fred's Brim said...

Who the hell is Danny Ardoin? I honestly have no recollection of him. Either way, he's gotta be better than Dionner. Somebody get him on the horn!

rbnlaw said...

I believe Ardoin is another Canadian catcher who backed up Russell (Eff You) Martin, giving the Dodgers the only 2 Canadian catcher line-up in the majors.

By the way, J. Mart is killing it in All-Star balloting. Dick.


Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Ardoin was a ragin' cajun, not a Canadien.

Try saying that five times fast.

Steve Sax said...

@Dave 7:42a: LOL