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

    Fire Mickey Hatcher!

    (for good luck. worked for Angels!)

    • Anonymous

       How about …. “Hire Mickey Hatcher” ……
      ….
      Hey, it worked in 1988 !!!

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

        They did hire Mickey Hatcher, this past week. Now a special assistant to the GM.  So he can properly be sacrificed as a good luck ritual.

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

    This really is depressing, if historic, though: 
    DKnobler ‏@DKnobler:  Turns out it’s the first time Dodgers have been shut out in a three-game series since 1937 against the Boston Braves.

  • Anonymous

    Thank goodness for Dodger Thoughts. I’d hate to be going through this alone.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/M43RQUOKRIFBFM3DK5T2TERQ6U Old Bear

      I’m with you on that.  Thanks, Jon.

    • Anonymous

      I third that.

    • KT

      Me to the 4th power

  • Anonymous

    So now we get a team coming in that scored 17 runs TODAY ?
    Hilarious.
    The Dodgers will be lucky to score 17 in the next two weeks.

  • Anonymous

    I shudder to think was tomorrow night’s NPUT will bring.

  • Anonymous

    If the Mets have any struggling pitchers, they should get them ready to pitch – the Dodgers can set them straight.

  • Anonymous

    I’m going to make a call right now on what I think this management will do to try and help things improve with this club.
    ….
    It’s a time-tested treatment modality…. (used often in medicine, for example).
    ….
    Rx:  Tincture of time. :-)
    ….
    This is usually undertaken when……
    1. The problem will most probably solve itself given time…
     - or -
    2. Given the prevailing circumstances, there is no other available treatment option.
    ….
    Say… which one do you think fits the Dodgers’ situation best?….

  • Anonymous

    Has Hatcher coached the team yet?

  • Anonymous

    The 1968 Cubs have a bottle of champagne they open anytime some team that has been shut out three straight times fails to get shut out a fourth time to match their record (along with a few others, including the Astros twice, once in a four-game series in 1966 at Dodger Stadium).

    The 68 Cubs actually weren’t that bad. They went 84-78. Catcher Randy Hundley caught 160 games that year.

    That team also featured Old Friends Lou Johnson, Dick Nen, Ted Savage, Jim Hickman, Phil Regan, and Pete Mikkelsen.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Terry-Pruett/1707390003 Terry Pruett

      Not to mention Manager Leo.

  • Anonymous

    Anyway, win some lose some. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Terry-Pruett/1707390003 Terry Pruett

    At this point, I don’t see much that can be done other than to ride it out. The Dodgers don’t have the level of prospect that can bring a true game changer. They do perhaps have the ability to get an upgrade here and there, but the apparent loss of Ethier limits the effect of a Chase Headley, an Encarnacion, etc.. And…there’s no cavalry coming from the minors, either. Ride it out, and hopefully, when Matt Kemp comes back, we’ll be no more than 4 games out and still in the thick of the wild card. The pitching must remain tenacious

    • Anonymous

      Couldn’t agree more. 

  • Anonymous

    In the NBA, a team can amnesty players.  What’s the analogous term in baseball?  Because that’s what I’d like to do with Uribe.  In every at bat, he looks overmatched that the plate

  • Anonymous

    Is this the first time a first place team has been shut out three straight games?

    • Anonymous

      The Phillies were shut out three straight games by the Mets in 2010. 

  • Anonymous

    Looks like the last time a team was shut out four straight times was actually in 1992. The Cubs were the victims that time.

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

    NPUT