Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by irish, Sep 24, 2021.
Shoeless Andre Jackson looking like he can do it
I'm enjoying this Red Sox/Yankees drama
All that 'the Cards own us" is a non-starter. It's magic thinking and is not relevant.
Nothing that StL did versus this team applies anymore. The Cards of the early teens are not this team. And Wainwright is a great pitcher but he's not Scherzer, Buehler, or even Urías. He's 70% of Buehler at best.
LA only loses if they choose to suck a wang and choke on it. No hoodoo, no jinxes, no superstition.
And as always.... eff San Francisco. Forever.
i'm going to mix it up and grab that jumbo jack tomorrow
think Beatty should get the start at first if Max can't go but i'm sure it'll be Tio against his old team
wild card thread open
In retrospect, Dodgers probably lost this in the head to head series with SF.
The Tauchman out of body robbery against Tio and the botched check swing call on Ruf might have been the difference.
They absolutely were. But so were these games ...
Jansen fucks up in the 9th with meatballs to the A's hitters in the 9th in April ...
Dodgers blow a 6-run lead to SD in April ...
Angels shut down LA bats for a 2-1 win in May ...
I listened to those abortions on radio and knew those three alone would come back to bite them in the ass. Ad don the games you mentioned, and LA should have 111 win minimum.
But they don't. Ain't that a bitch.
That’s some random shit. It happens
I get it. It does happen. But I recall it well enough & now it's all one game or go home. It's ridiculous.
yeah i'm sure there's a few we had no business winning that were gifted to us as well
one thing i find frustrating is continually running Belli out there instead of letting him work on the swing in the minors
i remember weeks i must have seen him leave 25 risp
and of course a lack of moving runners or willingness to play any kind of small ball ever is super frustrating
that definitely cost us games
Losing 3/4 to the Marlins and 2/3 at home to the Rockies really hurts now but hard to complain that much when a team won 106 games.
I sign up for 106 wins without hesitation if asked in April.
especially going most of the season without May, Bauer, and Kershaw
as well as Bellinger looking like a cold turd all year
The Seager injury was significant in length too.
And given all ABs that the Neuse-types got this year, I'd say the Rios injury factored in as well.
Yes, there's some randomness there, and like diablo said, I'm sure we benefited from some luck in a few wins too.
What wasn't random was Roberts' insistence on sticking with Bellinger when clearly he didn't have it this year. Some of those starts definitely created L's. Also, I'm glad that Kenley has turned things around. But what's wrong with going with the hot hand? When Jansen was going through his slump, why not let Trienen close and have Kenley pitch lower-leverage innings until he gets back in his groove? Roberts values guys based on past results or size of salary too much - he doesn't want to upset his stars - and this year it cost us the division.
everything was a factor including those decisions
but no way the gnats come out of nowhere w that team and post that record
even w all that happened to the Dodgers those fuckers are cheating 100%
All that and multiple bullpen games and still won 106. Not too bad.
Losing Muncy on a needless play in the final game is a bitch. Seager and the Turners are going to have carry the load (no homo).
Jansens slump lasted 3 games at most and even that was overblown because the defense and the ump fucked him over and turned 0 ER into like 4 ER. That was around the SF series. Bellinger was good enough defensively to justify all his starts. 106 wins is enough to win the discussion every single year except this one. Giants historically overachieved.
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