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Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by irish, Jun 2, 2019.

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dodgers...

  1. sweep

    50.0%
  2. take 2/3

    12.5%
  3. lose 2/3

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  4. get swept

    25.0%
  1. fsudog21

    fsudog21 DSP Legend

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    I would have liked to seen both Maeda and Urias pitch another inning each.

    Pulling Maeda might have the dreaded "can't have him go through the order three times" nerd edict. Urias blew through two innings with ease. No reason he couldn't have gone another.

    Then again, this analysis might not have been necessary had they scored more than two runs.
     
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    I feel it was a classic case of of micromanaging, indeed...but it's gotten us this far this year, so in spite of Robots silly quirks, we have flown with this format so far.
    The lineup was a flaccid, gelatinous blob of utter frustration, producing minimal results. It happens.
    Addionally, I think it was a mirror of what could very well happen in the post season, at any point of it, when the best of opponents pitching,which we'll absolutely see, coupled with our very shaky, poor bp ( no guarantee they will improve at all ), similar results to last night's, are a distinct possibility.
    We simply have a team make up which without a high scoring, juggernaut offense in effect, we are extremely vulnerable in close or tie games.Way more often than not.
    Forewarned is forearmed, but opportunities that are possibilities correcting this huge weakness must be taken.
    Post season is a relentless proving ground for exposing weaknesses.
    Tbh, what would our record be with a good bp?
     
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    Well, the starters have not recorded a loss in the last 16 games. On the season, 8 of the losses were attributed to the starters, and the remaining 12 went to the pen. With a good pen, I could see half of the 12 having resulted in wins, thereby making our record 49-14, which would have put us on pace for an absurd 126 wins.
     
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    Watched some of the replay of yesterdays game last night. Did Orel say Bellinger got a "fist job"?
     
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    Welp, Orel did play in Frisco for a season. He knows his fist jobs from his rim jobs ... as does @irish ...
     
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    Micromanaging is ok when we are comfortably in the nl west lead.
    Only way for the BP to improve is by dave setting them up to fail over and over until they cant stand the taste of it in their mouth.
    It has worked with some. It is possible that dave is polishing Kelly in this way.
    There is no guarantee the BP will improve but challenging them to be great is the only way short of finding elite pitchers in FA or trade that are willing to forego the closer title.

    I really can't fault Dave on this.


    Joc is a top ten hitter in baseball.
     
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    Sure, Davey has got to try something to elevate these bottom feeders we have out there. He can only use what he's given by the Nerds. Or is it Nerd now?
    But whether it works or not and finally pulls equal with the much higher level of talent on the team in time to insure what we'll need, is very much in doubt.
    To my way of thinking, anyway.
     
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    I'm aware of Joc's epic slash line and have praised him several times this year.

    What I'm saying is, dont start him against lefties as it can send him into a long tailspin. Just let him mash righties. He's capable of streaking in the wrong direction if you are not faithful to the matchups.
     
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