Dodger Cogs and Dogs 2011: Edition 4


Kevork Djansezian/Getty ImagesRamon Troncoso – rising.

So, by now you know that the Dodger Cogs and Dogs rankings have always been a mixture of subjectivity and objectivity. For today’s batch, there was an additional factor throw into the mix: exasperation.

In more cheerful news, Single-A Rancho Cucamonga scored 25 runs Wednesday, with Angelo Songco hitting for the cycle.

         
Today 5/5 4/28 4/7 Player Comment
1 1 1 2 Matt Kemp According to Fangraphs, the best CF in the NL in 2011.
2 4 4 1 Clayton Kershaw Will contend for NL strikeout title, but I’m guessing not wins.
3 3 3 4 Hiroki Kuroda Rough outing Sunday lifted his ERA above 3.00 and slowed his All-Star bid.
4 2 2 3 Andre Ethier Enters the final days of May with one homer, no doubles in the month.
5 9 6 5 Jamey Carroll Leads MLB shortstops in OBP.
6 6 7 18 Chad Billingsley His 0.64 HR/9 is best by a Dodger since Hershiser (minimum 800 IP).
7 16 14 Jerry Sands Fourth on the team in RBI, and closing in on Uribe.
8 11 11 13 Mike MacDougal Pitched three consecutive days for first time since September ’09.
9 13 9 6 Rod Barajas Kemp and Barajas have combined for 19 of Dodgers’ 36 HR.
10 17 18 14 Ted Lilly Despite allowing 10th homer in 11th start, moved ahead of Garland in ERA.
11 5 8 Jon Garland ERA rose from 3.55 to 4.75 in last start.
12 8 10 25 Juan Uribe From May 13-18, went from five to 11 walks.
13 20 21 20 Aaron Miles Last Dodger to bat at least .280 with OBP below .300: Wilton Guerrero.
14 12 12 8 Matt Guerrier Gave up first extra-base hit of 2011 to a lefty in ninth inning Weds.
15 10 15 22 Blake Hawksworth Struck out two in shutout inning Wednesday for Rancho Cucamonga.
16 7 5 10 Casey Blake Reached base 29 times in his 14 games.
17 18 20 24 Kenley Jansen Ferocious strikeout rate should help him avoid pulling a Yhency.
18 30 Jay Gibbons Second-most total bases (51) in Dodger history for player with below 30 career hits. (Marlon Anderson)
19 Javy Guerra Unscored upon in five of six appearances.
20 21 22 15 A.J. Ellis .443 OBP in Albuquerque, 12 walks, four strikeouts.
21 Scott Elbert Opponents are 1 for 11 with one walk this year.
22 Rubby De La Rosa Pedro Martinez shut out Reds in eighth and ninth inning of MLB debut.
23 32 23 17 James Loney 0-for-4 Wednesday ended 10-game hitting streak.
24 15 19 Vicente Padilla June will come with only 8 2/3 innings under his belt.
25 19 16 9 Jonathan Broxton For a guy who claimed not to be hurt for so long, sure out a long time.
26 22 13 19 Marcus Thames Gibbons has surged ahead with eight hits to Thames’ six.
27 27 29 Dioner Navarro Went 4 for 12 subbing for Barajas in Houston.
28 14 17 12 Tony Gwynn Jr. This month: 1 for 24 with two walks, one steal.
29 25 27 11 Xavier Paul In 3-for-25 slump for Pittsburgh.
30 29 Russ Mitchell Most total bases (19) in Dodger history for player with below 10 career hits.
31 Juan Castro In 17th MLB season, got 600th career hit Saturday.
32 26 26 John Ely Has 3.78 ERA, compared to 6.19 for spring rival Redding.
33 35 33 Ramon Troncoso The impossible dream – out of last place.
34 28 30 21 Hector Gimenez Has same birthday as my brother, and one more career hit.
35 31 31 Jamie Hoffmann Isotopes’ HR leader with nine this year.
36 23 24 7 Rafael Furcal They say he was rushed back, but he was 5 for 13 with three walks in Alb.
37 33 27 26 Ivan De Jesus Jr. Has one double, no HR in 51 AB for Albuquerque.
38 24 25 16 Hong-Chih Kuo Last May, pitched 10 2/3 innings, six baserunners, no runs, 15 K.
39 34 32 23 Lance Cormier Lefties were 5 for 28 against him.
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