Sunday, August 30, 2015

Post-Game 129 Thread: Sad Trombone


I told you so. While the Cubs were getting motivated to have a pajama party this evening, the Dodgers rolled over and played dead on national television, ceding their second no-hitter in fewer than two weeks. Jimmy Rollins, Andre Ethier, Yasmani Grandal, and Joc Pederson all helped the Cubs' cause with two strikeouts tonight (Arrietta had 12 total).

Mark McGwire should probably get a lot of the criticism and scrutiny--sure, we lead the league in HRs, but tonight was total ineptitude tonight in his players' at bats. To be no-hit twice in the span of nine games is pathetic, and demonstrates the Dodgers have no gameplan whatsoever--except to predictably fail whenever they're on the national stage.

But I still blame Ron Roenicke.


Steve Sax said...

Let's just recap:

Jimmy Rollins is pathetic in the leadoff spot
Chase Utley has led the Dodgers to be no-hit twice since he joined
Adrian still pretty good
Andre Ethier doesn't belong in the starting lineup
Carl Crawford also doesn't belong in the starting lineup (see: Ethier)
Yasmani Grandal hasn't been the same since his injury
Joc Pederson had better shorten his swing or he's going to shorten his career
Kike Hernandez is not the answer, especially not in place of Justin Turner
Alex Wood gave up a shitload of hits and it would have been a lot worse had he not gotten lucky

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

The Dodgers have only been no-hit twice this season? That's not bad!

Steve Sax said...

It's hours later and I'm still pissed off

Steve Sax said...




i blame Roenicke

Steve Sax said...

New Roenicke Post Up Top

Fred's Brim said...

FB more sad than mad