In the second of a two game series at Tropicana Field, the Dodgers sent struggling pitcher Alex Wood to the mound against the struggling Rays.
Tonight’s question: Quien es mas struggling?
Alex Wood declared, “Yo soy mas struggling!” And he promptly gave up a solo home run to Brandon Guyer.
Nothing much happened for the Dodgers through the first three innings.
Alex Wood immediately gave up another home run. This time to Steven Souza Jr.
Game tied at two apiece – but not for long.
Without recording a single out, Wood gave up a three-run home run (the third homer of the night) and he put the Rays ahead 5-2. Clearly, Wood wanted the “mas struggling” title.
Bum out – Louis Coleman in.
The competition for mas struggling was going to be thick.
Don’t ever count ol’ CC out of the mas struggling race.
The Boys in Blue were never heard from again, and the game ended 8-5, with the Marlins on top.
Every weakness in this Dodgers team was exposed tonight. From bums in the starting rotation to bums in the bullpen, to not hitting with RISP, to washed up, overpaid bums off the bench, to over-reliance on charts and numbers that sat a home run bat from the night before.
Quien es mas struggling? Turns out it’s the fans who are struggling to remain optimistic about this club.
Alex Wood (1-3) went 5 innings with 6 hits, 5 runs (4 earned), 0 walks and 7 Ks. He gave up 3 HRs. ERA 5.18
Doubles: Puig, Turner, Corey Seager.
RISP: 1 for 13. Yeah, I typed it right – 1 for 13!