Whenever the Dodgers are feeling blue they usually end up facing former farmhand Rubby De La Rosa and they beat the crap out of him. Nothing makes us feel better than knocking around De La Rosa again. The Dodgers always demolish him. I’m sure they’re licking their chops right now and thanking the Dbacks for sending him out tonight. The Dodgers just have to figure out a way to keep the bullpen far away from the game.
For that to happen Alex Wood has to go at least 8 innings, which is highly unlikely. De La Rosa will counter Wood in the second game of this three game series between the Dodgers and Snakes at Dodger Stadium. Last night the horrendous bullpen blew another game for the Dodgers. No lead is safe with those bums.
Dodgers vs. Arizona
Rubby De La Rosa-0-1 vs. Alex Wood-0-1
Game time – 7:10 PM – TV- SNLA
If you think Harry Potter will waive his wand over them and then they will suddenly morph into actually relievers, well sorry to burst your muggal bubble. It’s just not going to happen. The front office built a terrible bullpen and the problem should have been addressed during the winter. Louis Coleman and Joe Blanton are not solutions. The Dodger bullpen sucks yet again. Same guys, same problem, different year.
De La Rosa has a career 11.21 ERA against the Dodgers and an 0-3 record in four starts. He has a 6.33 ERA at Dodger Stadium and is 0-1 this season. The Dodgers are hitting .302 (13 for 43) against De La Rosa with three home runs.
De La Rosa vs. Dodgers
Wood vs. Dbacks
Wood was awful against the Giants his last time out, allowing five runs on eight hits over five innings. Maybe he can try and last longer than five innings and allow less than 5 runs this time around. Shoot for those starts Alex. He’s trying to win his first game of the season tonight. Against the Dbacks he is 1-3 with a 3.96 ERA. The current group of Dbacks are batting .300 (18 for 60) against Wood. Of course Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .444 (4 for 9) with two home runs.
The Dodger lineup should be interesting tonight. There is a right hander on the mound and Yasmani Grandal is expected to make his first start of the season behind the plate. Kendrick is back in action and Crawford and Scott Van Slyke are not expected to be out long. The Dodgers are hopefully starting to get healthy. Now if they can just do something about that rotten bullpen of theirs. Then they might be onto something. Oh well. We’ll probably have weeks more of this before the front office faces reality.
Enjoy the game! Don’t forget to check over here for the recap afterwards. Go Blue!