Rare Positive Moment
Zack Greinke (5-1, 2.35 ERA) vs. Matt Cain (0-3, 4.35 ERA)
It appears no amount of team meetings, fielding practice, public shaming of an unnamed grumpy, unprepared Dodger, bed rest, chicken noodle soup, prayers, sacrificed chickens, or anything else can shake this team out of its funk. Therefore, I'll have to go to the game and do it myself this afternoon.
Look, it's bad out there. Really bad. Gnats have won 12 of their last 15 games against us, and 6 of 8 so far this year. Unacceptable against not only a rival/nemesis but also the primary competition for first place. We can no longer say "It's early in the season" or "Still tired from the Australia trip."
Greinke today and Kershaw tomorrow give us a good chance to take the next two and get some much-needed momentum. That would set up nicely for the upcoming series with the Marlins. For now, we'll just have to keep admiring Puig's home run last night until something better comes along.
This one, by the way, appears to be televised on FS1 as well as the cursed SportsNetLA, so hopefully more of you will have a chance to watch.