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things most likely to occur this weekend (pick as many as you like)

  1. roberts announces candidacy for governor of california

    25.0%
  2. rube gets high

    50.0%
  3. seager goes on the IL with a paper cut

    37.5%
  4. kenley blows a save

    37.5%
  5. finski gets arrested for frotteurism

    50.0%
  6. bauer's accuser admits she fabricated what happened

    50.0%
  7. bluezoo posts in the wrong thread

    87.5%
  8. dodgers announce mookie out for the season

    25.0%
  9. diablo drinks too much

    62.5%
  10. dodgers get swept

    37.5%
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  1. THINKBLUE

    THINKBLUE DSP Gigolo

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    "Doc" has to be an ironic nickname.
     
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    Not necessarily...

    He's like 'Doc' Mengele, or Baby 'Doc' Duvalier .... Roberts is just as lethal to the team as those two were to their targets.

    Sincerely,

    A bitter Dodger fan
     
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  4. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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  5. Bluezoo

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    Or "Doc" of the Seven Dwarfs...the one who gets all the drugs...
     
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    Julio explained on the post game that he was coming out anyway, but that he was supposed to hit so they didn't burn a bench player (Beatty). That was a fuckup.

    Bazooka could have give up that bloop hit as well as the rook did. That said, I would have left Bazooka in.

    Nice comeback win after that cluster fuck of an inning and well done by Kenley to get six outs.

    Wish the organization would tell Smith to ditch that one knee catching style. Almost all of his problems blocking or catching the ball occur when he's down on one knee. I'd say he more than made up for his fuckup last night.
     
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  7. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    how does this guy even have a job?
    what a fucken idiot

    One moment in particular last night did not sit well with Dodgers fans. Julio Urias could have potentially gone out for another inning of work in the 6th if not for miscommunication. Dave Roberts went to Matt Beaty to pinch-hit even though Julio was only at 82 pitches. As it turns out, it was a mistake on the part of Roberts. At least that’s what it sounded like when he explained after the game. The Dodgers skipper said that they had a change of heart on Matt pinch-hitting after a run was scored, but it was too late by the time they tried to get his attention.

    "I know that I didn't wave him in. Chris thought that he saw me wave him in but I know I didn't signal him in. But once he was in the batter's box, I was trying to call him back. He was in, so I was trying to get him back to let Julio hit who was done for the night. But ultimately Matt got an at-bat and got on base. Ideally, I would've used Julio in that spot.”
    Looking at the replay, it looks like several members of the Dodgers bench knew he wasn’t supposed to go up. Roberts was not in his normal spot sitting as close as possible to home plate. That might have been part of it.


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  8. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    When will Dave Roberts learn to stop over-managing?
    by Adam Salcido | Dodgers Nation — 3 hours ago

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    After only managing to push one run across in Thursday’s loss to the Phillies, the Dodgers were able to manufacture 4 through the first 6 against the Mets. That should have been enough for a bullpen that has been lights out over the past couple of games, yet that lead all but evaporated in the bottom of the 7th.

    Brusdar Graterol came in to start the inning and punched out the first two batters he faced, thanks to some new changes. However, he then surrendered a two-out double to Michael Conforto. Even though he had only thrown 9 pitches in the inning and struck out two, Dave Roberts had seen enough. He called on rookie southpaw Justin Bruihl to finish up, but that’s where things went south. Bruihl surrendered three runs before being pulled in favor of Blake Treinen. Treinen was able to get out of the inning, but not before a passed ball allowed the Mets to tie the game at 4 apiece.

    The 7th inning was just the latest case of Dave Roberts trying to over-manage in situations that don’t call for it.

    WHY DID HE HAVE TO PULL GRATEROL?

    Why not let him try to get out of the inning with a 4-run lead? Well of course Doc liked the match up with Bruihl and mentioned that Graterol had pitched for 3 of the last 4 days.

    “Looking at the next three of four hitters, they were left handed. This was three of four for Brusdar. We haven’t done that very often to him so for him to pitch today, it was a conversation. For him to face the two hitters, the double from Conforto – Justin [Bruihl] has been very good for us, so to give him two cracks to get through that inning to get the ball to the 8th and not push Brusdar I felt was the best chance to get through that inning.”

    He also mentioned that he would make the same decision again if he had to. Granted, both hits allowed by Bruihl were weak fly balls, it still doesn’t excuse Doc from relying too much on the matchup game. He favored seeing a southpaw against left-handed hitter Dominic Smith. Yet, Smith has hit .343 against lefties this season compared to .222 against righties. Despite Graterol being used 3 times in the last 4 days, why not ride the hot hand?

    Going with who’s hot rather than analytics has proven to work in many cases. Just look back to last year’s World Series where Roberts stuck with Julio Urías to finish the game. He didn’t rely on analytics or matchups, rather he went with the guy who had it all working for him. Plenty of other managers have done the same across the league. Yes, this isn’t the postseason, which was the case with Julio, but the Dodgers need to treat every game moving forward as if their lives depend on it. They can’t afford many more slip ups if they hope to defend their crown.

    FINAL THOUGHTS

    This time they were able to come out with a win and finally win in extras. However, Roberts needs to throw out the rule book and throw out analytics. Let’s get back to good ol’ baseball and riding the players who are hot at that given time. Go with the gut feeling instead of what looks good on paper because that hasn’t seemed to work when it counts.

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    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    still no JT…

    t turner 2b
    muncy 1b
    smith c
    seager ss
    pollock lf
    taylor 3b
    bellinger cf
    mckinney rf
    buehler p
     
  10. Bluezoo

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    We can't get rid of Roberts, but let's try and get rid of this idiot Turner.
     
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    Judas .... at least Smith finally evened it up against this rag-armed testament to mediocrity Walker. LA is making him look Bob Gibson tonight.
     
  12. Finski

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    Man on 3B. Two outs. Tie game.
    Championship teams score this runner. The effing Frisco shitheels do that. I don't even have to look that stat up.
    What do you think happens here?

    Don't worry. I'll wait.
     
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    Aaaaand there it is. FML & Bellinger, too.
     
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    Ball 4 Cody.
     
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    Fresh Prince focussed tonight. Definitely.
     
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    Don't need to do this...Vesia is fine. More and more micro from the puppet master.
     
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    Nice ,Phil.
     
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    We're up 2 if Bellinger takes third like he should have. Incredible.
     
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    i love knebel (homo)
    but there is no reason to take bickford out
    fucken overmanaging idiot
     
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    not likely this weekend i drink too much lol
    social services visited the school and i need to find 350 sq ft to keep the same amount of kids they've had for 30 years plus
    just rebuilt the front of the school that had dry rot
    tomorrow its pouring cement and getting ready to frame out an overhang and rethink the inside areas
    good thing i still have some good friends
    got a hot plate of adobo from the gf and thinking i'm about 30 minutes from down time
    glad to see we got a couple of runs and pulled it out!
     
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