Sunday, May 15, 2016
The good news: This is the Sunday Night Baseball game on ESPN so everyone can watch. The bad news: The nation will be watching, so performance anxiety could be a factor.
Few predicted that the Dodgers would be going for a series sweep against the Cardinals this afternoon. Poor as the Cardinals have been this year, they usually have the Dodgers' number (especially in the playoffs). And the pitching setup did not bode well going into the series: Stripling-->Kazmir-->Wood. Yet here we are pinning our hopes on the third leg of that coyote ugly rotation. Will Wood be able to go the distance, and not struggle with the long ball? Can he hold up for more than four or five innings? I mean, come on, it happens to everybody sometimes, right?