Mookie Betts has been hit by dangerous pitches twice in a week, and the Dodgers won’t retaliate. Why not? Also, I lay odds on which Dodger arms would retaliate, if allowed
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Well, bad enough the Dodgers are in a miserable offensive skid, and drop to a tie for 2nd in the West. Pitching took a punch in the gut, with May going down to an apparent serious arm injury. Add to that, the fact that the Dodgers had just expended all their bullets on a bullpen game, they were then forced into a back-to-back bullpen game with May’s “Code Red”. Oh yeah, Betts gets nailed again. Biggest problem of all is the erratic ump, Angel Hernandez. If it ever comes to electronic strike zone, Hernandez needs to be the first to go.
Another putrid 3-14 RISP, 11 LOB, and 12 KO’s, many of the K’s caught looking. Can’t win with numbers like that, regardless on how many free Jumbo Jacks we receive. Maybe 10 or more K’s by Dodger hitters should void out the free burger.
DR’s hands were tied after the injury, which caused him to make some awful decisions with the bullpen. His mismanagement of the pen left him with few options, other than leaving the game in the hands of two rookies.
About time to maybe cancel the scheduled days off, and declare, “All Hands on Deck”! Give the ‘pen a break, and demand the starters to go as deep as possible. Forget pitch counts and matchups. Put an end to the exaggerated shift and help the pitchers. Too many times, the exaggerated shift has resulted in missed double plays, massive holes in the infield, cheap hits, and many errors due to players playing out of position.
I know it is early in the season, but the Dodgers are becoming the laughing stock of the Major Leagues. They definitely do not look like defending World Champs. They need to show some pride and backbone, and back their teammates. Show the critics that their championship during COVID shortened 2020 season was not a fluke.
Come on Dodgers. You can do better.