• Anonymous

    As I said in the last thread.  The Dodgers finally get someone exciting to watch play ball ( Dee Gordon) and Mattingly decides to rest him 7 games into the season.  What a genius.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, but a young guy should get a break when he is struggling whereas a veteran might be let to play through a struggle.  The brain likes to take a break to process things or it will tend to hard wire what we don’t want to hard wire.

      • Anonymous

        So after 7 games, Dee is in such a slump that he needs a break??  Also, his brain is the problem?  Sorry, can’t give Donnie a break on this one. I think it is all about playing Sellers and Gwynn.

        • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

          Sorry, but I trust Don Mattingly’s judgment on this one more than yours (no offense) or amy of us. He’s right, he was hitting fly balls all game yesterday, which is not a good sign for Dee. He’s young but also small and if gets one game off out of what will probably be 14 I’m not sure I can carp about that too much. 

          • Anonymous

            I guess I am the only one who believes that when things are going good you don’t make changes.  I would say that a 6-1 start is things are going good. I just hate to waste games.

        • Anonymous

          So, read up on how the brain best learns.  

  • Anonymous

    It’s a long season and shortstop is a demanding position.  If we lose him like Furcal every year, then we’re in real trouble.

  • Anonymous

    So, once again, us Dodger fans are going to have to lament Frank McCourt while the team is playing (weather permitting) some pretty fun ball.

    Pretty telling when the Judge says: “I had no idea. I thought this was going to be a celebration type deal.” 

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    “Lauria isn’t saying MLB is trying to stop sale, just that it needs to review further documents and revisions.”

    At worst, it seems like a hurdle, not a roadblock. But what do I know?

  • Anonymous

    saw this posted earlier: ”I’m missing Kuroda already. 
    Chris Capuano looks like he will be good for no more than 6 innings.”
    Kuroda averaged less than 1/6 of an inning per start better than Capuano did in 2011. Over the course of a season this is 5 extra innings to be thrown by the bull-pen. Billingsley averaged fewer innings per start than Capuano in 2011 btw. Capuano went past the 6th inning 9 times in 31 starts plus exactly 6 innings in 10 of the 31; leaving 12 times when he failed to finish the 6th.
    I missed Kuroda long before “already” although I hope the Yankees lose every game he starts while he pitches well. Rivera blowing the save will be extra delightful.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t have a problem with sitting Dee on a night ripe for a hamstring pull. It also gives us a look at an offense with someone else leading off. Cross our fingers. Probably Harang would be the only guy upset.

  • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

    That rainbow could be symbolic, Jon — given Judge Gross’s ruling on the Dodgers’ bankruptcy. After all the blustering by MLB today, sale’s on track for April 30 after all. Woo hoo!

  • KT

    Rain is letting up here in SD and by the pregame show it looks good in LA (blue skies)…I sure hope they let me watch the LA feed…Is Vinny broadcasting

  • Anonymous

    I think it’s a smart decision to sit Gordon.  He’s been scuffling a bit, Clayton Richard is a tough lefty/lefty matchup, and as Artieboy above mentioned, it’s a cold night and you do have to worry about hamstrings in this type of weather, especially early in the year.  I have no problem with it.  Plus we need to get our other young middle infielder Sellers some reps.  

  • Anonymous

    That’s a fine rainbow. I’m so happy to have baseball again.

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    Vin due back Sat or Sun – I predict the latter

    • KT

      Makes sense….It will be a warmer and nicer day

  • KT

    stuck with the san diego feed…I don’t mind Enberg but I’m not sure of the other guy whoever he is

    • Anonymous

      Lyons and Steiner and Enberg, oh my!

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    Is the rainbow upside down for anyone? It’s right-side up on my computer but upside down on my iPhone. 

    • KT

      good to me

    • Anonymous

      Upside down on my iPad.

  • KT

    Nice double K

    • KT

      struckout the side…very nice

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    Awesome pitching by Harang after the leadoff single. 

    • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

      According to Steiner, the game was officially “under way” when Maybin singled. :)

  • KT

    announcer says strike 5 when only 4 pitches had been thrown..what a maroon

  • Anonymous

    I’m sorry, but here on the east coast, it is near 10:30, and a team without Gordon may be slightly better, but it is much more boring. Also I can’t figure why this Richards always means the Dodgers will be unpotent. So good night!

    • KT

      night Gen3

      • Anonymous

        Who is going to tell him tomorrow?

  • Anonymous

    How much longer must we endure Steiner?

    • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

      You’ll probably get a one day break from him on Sunday, and that’s it for awhile, alas.

  • KT

    wow 6 k’s to start the game…nice Aaron

    • Anonymous

      Get out the record book.

      • KT

        he needs two more straight to tie the dodger record…1962 Johnny podres

  • Anonymous

    Wow!  He’s making this look like a video game!  

  • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

    KKKKKKuite a start for Harang.  

  • KT

    that was strike 3…ok that IS # 7

  • Anonymous

    This is like LL without the BB.

  • T.M. Brown

    The Padres offense AKA the best pitcher on our staff! 

  • Anonymous

    This is already starting to look like one of those 1-0 games

  • KT

    Nice ties the record…come on Aaron make a new record

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    Harang ties Johnny Podres (1962) for the Dodger record with 8 straight strikeouts. 

  • Anonymous

    Wow! (let me know when he wins WS MVP).

  • KT

    ooooh…Maybin got away with one…but comes back and does it anyway…Great work Aaron

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    Nine!

    WOW

  • Rock Well

    wow!

  • Jack Dawkins

    Amazing…shows how on any given night something special can happen.

    • http://twitter.com/wpoon91 Westley Poon

      Any Given Friday the 13th

      • KT

        didn’t notice it was the 13th….good luck day

  • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

    And the person who had Harang in the Dodger to break this record in the pool was…? ;)

    • KT

      Not me

  • KT

    way to work a walk justin…come on AJ

  • KT

    So Seaver has the MLB record of 10 straight against the padres…Come on Aaron
     
    Move them over Aaron

  • Anonymous

    At this point, I appreciate some people who keep track here and are such good fans and DTers, like KT, I admit that I have been checking in my half asleep–and I can’t believe Harang and the possibilities!

    • KT

      thanks for the props Gen 3

    • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

      So it’s possible exciting things can happen even without Dee Gordon? ;)

  • T.M. Brown

    Steve, everyone knows what the wheel play is. 

  • KT

    Let’s go Tony…drive them in

    • KT

      if only aaron did his job

  • KT

    AJ…heads up ball!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Are you talking to yourself KT ! Ha

    • KT

      mostly ever night but I’m really talking to the TV instead of yelling at it ^_^

      • Anonymous

        Fair enough!!

  • Anonymous

    AJ been watching Dee!

  • Anonymous

    Strange game

  • Anonymous

    Eyes please, how did AJ get home on the infield single

    • KT

      two out running on the play …kept rounding third on a slow roller up the middle that O-dog had to field and had a weak throw….the 1st baseman looked at the ump after a close play with mark ellis at 1st and hesitated with the throw home

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    NPUT

  • KT

    two out running on the play …kept rounding third on a slow roller up the middle that O-dog had to field and had a weak throw….the 1st baseman looked at the ump after a close play with mark ellis at 1st and hesitated with the throw home

  • Anonymous

    And I’d still rather have Hudson than whoever we have at second. ( I have no idea)