Friday, July 2nd, 2004
3:52 pm - Few Victories  
Haven't updated on the Dodgers in a while, mostly because I haven't had the heart. They lost six straight, and are 3-10 since I last talked about them. Sheesh. The first Giants series was a disaster, with Dodgers losing four in a sweep. Then the Angels took two out of three over the weekend. In all, the Bums dropped from a game up in first to 3.5 games back, and into third place. I say again, sheesh. This week they did manage to win two out of three from the Giants at Dodger stadium, so they're now in second.

Hideo Nomo, the supposed ace of the staff, was horrible, getting bombed three times. In his last ten starts, he is 0-9, with an ERA of 8.06. He's also already given up 16 home runs. Tracy finally benched after the Giants bombed him the other night, and now I see he's gone on the DL. I doubt he'll be pitching for LA again. (I started working on a filk called "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Hideo," based on the Sound of Music song, but I gave it up. Too depressing. Opposing hitters have certainly solved him.)

The one consistent pitcher of late has been Odalis Perez, but he's got tendonitis in his shoulder, and is expected to miss a start. The other pitchers have been so-so. Weaver does seem to be pitching a bit better, which would be very helpful at this point. Nobody's been consistent except for Gagne. Feh.

The other thing is that they are still next to last in the league in runs scored. They are second in batting average, but 14th in walks, and they don't have a lot of power, so they're squandering a lot of opportunities. Take a frelling pitch once in awhile. Early on, they were winning despite that. They were catching all the breaks. Now the odds seem to be evening up. Sigh.

Another series with the Angels this weekend. Joy.
 
 
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