Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by irish, Jul 1, 2019.
This is super fun
Just wait until October
Losing every game 9 to 8 with Kenley shaking his head to the sky will be fun.
But at least he'll have some really bitchen Kenleyfornia shoes on....
We're still winning, al biet it takes heroic sized ways to do it, and more than a healthy dose of luck as mentioned previously ( a marvelous combination of being good and good fortune- can't be beat), but really...it's a precarious limb to be out on to basically risk the whole post season, whatever level we top out on, giving up the 9th inning bomb ( and theoretically the whole ball of wax), on an increasinly hittable Jansen.
Seems to get to the point of hard fought and overdue victory, and get dashed on the rocks by someone who has a proven rate of blown saves like he does, the team, along with the Dodger faithful, deserve an option other than him every single time the game -- or even the season, might be on the line.
And he needs, at this stage of his career to wear his big boy jock about his ego.
I really get it that it can be hard to find enjoyment with inevitable doom to come but to me, I truly find enjoyment in the regular season stuff or else I’d be driven mad by the postseason OR wouldn’t be so enthralled by the postseason. Plus, if they ever do win, I won’t have to retroactively enjoy the regular season haha. And some regular seasons are way better then others! Last years sucked. 2016 was okay. 2013, 2017, and this year look like years I won’t forget, regardless of end point.
Baez and Kelly need to start rotating if davey has any balls
Apparently Bellinger's chest thump was a callback to a gesture made by the pitcher during the last series in Arizona. I have no problem with this. Guys getting fired up and dishing it at each other without getting butthurt.
Question is: How big are those balls? Last night showed me wall writing that says Kenley 7 and Baez/Kelly (8/9).
I've been saying it, bruise the ego, force the opt out! The risk/reward ratio is beginning to look a lot more palatable. That, and the GLARING fact that Kenlyfornia's salary allocation should be going toward Bellinger's looming and quite necessary arb buyout.
In fairness to Kenley a closer coming into a game while the game is tied doesn't usually bode well. The BIG problem was that the pitch was only 93 mph. I was at the game thankfully and didn't leave smartly either and Belli's bomb was out of the park in a fucking hurry. Joe looked real good, velocity touching 100 averaging 98 and Pedro has been hot lately. Just saw a tweet that said that this team has the 2nd best 8th inning ERA. ERA not a true measure nowadays but interesting nonetheless.
Saw that on Tweeter as well ... goes around, comes around.
Funner way to resolve it rather than throwing fastballs at each other
Although I wouldn’t doubt the DBacks throw at Cody next time cause they’re losers
I’m afraid about Kenley because both his velocity and location are suspect. There are days his cutter doesn’t cut and is moving 93. That means a flat pitch with no movement right in the power zone. That pitch is tailor made for a HR.
Then his walk situation. In key times during some games he walks batters and it looks like he has no idea where the strike zone is. He then has no choice but to throw a fastball strike right down the middle.
Like to know where the Dodgers stand in 9th inning ERA, and how many HRs we’ve given up.
The pitch that hit last night (at the top or slightly above the top of the strike zone) is a pitch that no one handled in the past. Last night, with no movement, it ended up in the bleachers.
He has little margin for error these days.
Tried to explain about Jansen's issues to my wife, who is still not baseball savvy. I tried to compare him to Jeff Shaw. Don't know if that was wise or not, but ...
Shaw was weird. With a few rare exceptions, over two years, he blew every tenth save opportunity. Then, we were OK by that. Gagne hadn't appeared yet and Rivera was in another realm. Shaw was pretty solid. He was dependably unreliable, if that makes sense.
Jansen has gone from four years of 0.7 homers per 9 IP, lights out 20+ opportunities straight, to double that since 2018 started, melting down against shitty hitters again and again. That's not reliable - that's toxic.
As much as I don't miss Shaw's inevitable 10th outing, or even Todd Wallenda Worrell's unevenness, Jansen gives me zero hope anymore. The Null Set of closers.
Translation. He's garbage
go to the pads game thread fkags...
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