I’m running out of ways of explaining how much the Dodgers suck in written form. No matter how much of a wordsmith you think I might be, not even Walt Whitman can elaborate this collapse. The Dodgers rolled over like an orphaned puppy dog on Labor Day. On a day when Americans took the day off of work, the Dodgers decided they weren’t going to bother showing up in one of the most pathetic losses of the season. At least they put up some kind of fight during the San Diego series.
This was just a sad miserable baseball club realizing they can’t beat anyone at this point. The Dodgers lost again to the Dbacks, 13-0 was the final score. The division lead continues to dwindle away everyday as the Dodgers look to set the record for the biggest September collapse in baseball history. The lead is now 12.5 games and the Dodgers have now lost 9 of their last 11 games, 8 of their last 9. Expect so much more losing. The Dodgers refuse to take these games seriously until the lead is one game.
There was one man who should be absolved of all of this pitiful losery. That’s Rich Hill. He pitched extremely well and if not for one pitch would have come out with six shutout innings. Other than the two-run home run allowed to J.D. Martinez (his first of 4! 4!!!) in the top of the sixth, Hill was dominant. Overall Hill tossed six frames allowing just the two earned runs, two hits, walked one and struck out nine.
Dbacks 13 14 0
Dodgers 0 3 0
Martinez would hit three more home runs to become just the eighteenth player in MLB history to hit 4 home runs in a single game. Don’t believe that happened? Well, it did. This is how much the Dodgers suck at the moment. What I can’t even fathom was that Martinez hit all four of his home runs in the final four innings of the game.
Unfortunately the Dodgers are not trying to win these games. Right now giving playing time to minor leaguers, reclamation projects and utility players is more important than winning games. Auditioning minor leaguers and backups comes first right now with winning games second.
I, like you have had quite enough of this. Even when most of the regulars are in the lineup the Dodgers still can’t win. Again better to lose with your best, then with some random reclamation project on the mound, or minor leaguers in the lineup. The boys in blue have sucked in every facet of the game. With the exception of Clayton Kershaw, and Hill’s performance tonight, the pitching has been atrocious. The bats have gone completely cold, and the once efficient defense resembles that yakkity-yak song.
“Take out the papers and the trash”…..”Or you won’t get no spending cash”…….
The lyrics ring true for the Dodgers recent play. It’s time for the Dodgers to take out the trash. Any first place club should not be batting a .215 hitter second, or playing a career utility player that hasn’t sniffed the majors the entire year. But there were the Dodgers batting Enrique Hernandez second, and Charlie Culberson in the eighth spot. Apparently more reinforcements are on the way, including top prospect Walker Buehler, Joc Pederson, and Trayce Thompson.
But they weren’t here tonight. To make things even more laughable was that professional Dodger killer Paul Goldschmidt was not even in the stadium. He was sent back to Phoenix to have his ailing elbow examined. He may not play tomorrow, but the Dodgers will still lose. Robbie Ray, Hill’s mound opponent struck out 14 Dodgers over 7.2 innings pitched. The Dodgers have never been able to hit him. They have a better chance of hitting Zack Greinke then Ray. Oh look who’s pitching tomorrow night. Great.
Brace for the decline!