Chris Capuano (4-6, 4.66) vs. Jacob Turner (3-4, 2.89)
Chris Capuano, stopper? (Chris Stopuano?) How did we get HERE? Two days ago, we were flying high, riding a ten-game winning streak. Now, we've dropped two straight to pretty awful teams, looking lethargic in the process.
You have to give the Marlins a little credit. Their core group of young players, led by Jose Fernandez (who may have been helped out a touch by John Hirschbeck's erratic strike zone), played like they had nothing to lose. They went right after the Dodgers, treating them like the big dogs of MLB they've suddenly become.
So, what's the deal? Are the Dodgers tired? Burnt-out? Full of themselves? Do we really need to prove Steve Lyons right by losing a few to "stay hungry?" No, no one should prove Steve Lyons right...EVER.
So, snap out of it, Blue. The media's ready to jump all over you the second you falter. Don't take the bait.
Puig out of Dodgers lineup— Anthony Jackson (@dodgerscribe) August 20, 2013