Thursday, May 17, 2007

Hey now!

The Dodgers' continued ability to eke these out has warmed the cold, cold stone that exists where I used to have a heart.

Taking two of three from the Cardinals was a must -- they're stinky this year, and you have to beat the stinky teams... but on the other hand, I wonder if the Dodgers got a little lucky. The Cardinals' woe has been a lack of ability to score runs, and the Dodgers let 'em have 19 in three games.

On the third hand, they got it done, so who's complaining.

On the fourth hand, Juan Pierre is still making outs at a rate matched by only one man in major league history.

1. Grounded to second. #138.
2. Grounded to short. #139.
3. Singled! Knocked in a run. Go Juan.
4. Flied to center. #140.
5. Grounded to second. #141.

Juan-for-five strikes again. Pace: 557 outs.


71and91 said...

1st place motherfucker.

Dodgers keep rolling
Weisman's cocksuckers keep trolling.

Humma Kavula said...

Thanks for your comment!

And yes, I realize that the team is in first place, and that's fun to watch. Just think, though, of how well they'd be doing if they had an average major leaguer playing center field.

Just because they're winning does not mean that Juan Pierre escapes criticism. He will need to hit if the team is going to maintain its success.

71and91 said...

Go fuck yourself hater. You don't fool me.

Steve W said...

Yeah. What he said.

jimbilly4 said...

Hmm, how about:

93 and 69


479 and 330


986 and 756

Yeah sucker of cock, how does fucking that hate
make you shit in your fuck. BITCH!!!!

71and91 said...

71 - 91.

You're fired Depodipshit!

Colletti keeps rolling.
Trolls keep trolling.

Too bad you sorry, sad motherfuckers can't enjoy a great team that a great GM like Ned Colletti fields.

Humma Kavula said...

Dearest 71and91,

Thanks once again for your comments.

With regard to your suggestion that I am not enjoying the team's play thus far:

I am greatly enjoying the pitching. Hand this much to Colletti: he had the right idea of how to build a bullpen, and it has paid off so far. Brad Penny's been sensational so far. Third-best pitching in the league? 3.40 team ERA? Yes, I'll take that every day of the week and twice on Sunday.

Offensively, the team is distinctly average, with 188 runs scored. This is due nearly entirely to a lack of power; the Dodgers' team .373 slugging percentage ranks 25th out of 30 major league teams.

Add those together -- good pitching, average offense -- and it all adds up to the Dodgers' very good record so far.

The question is: what happens if the pitching starts to fail? What if we see a return of Bad Penny? Relief pitchers are notoriously inconsistent -- without pointing fingers, what if some of them cannot keep up their excellent numbers?

If that happens, the Dodgers will then have average pitching and an average offense and be an average team.

Wouldn't it be nice if there was some sign that the offense could step it up in case the pitching got worse?

Predicting the future is a dangerous game, but you don't have to be Carnac to see that any increase in offense is unlikely to come from Pierre. He is who he is, and what he should be is a bench player.

I thank you once again for visiting this humble blog, and I look forward to your continued insightful missives.

All the best,

Humma Kavula

71and91 said...

One again, go fuck yourself hater.

You don't fool me. The Dodgers success is making you miserable. I know it. You know it.

Dodgers keep rolling.
Trolls keep trolling.