Is the Bullpen the Reason for LA Woes?

LA are only one game over .500 and 5 games back of division rivals San Francisco and a lot of problems have come up over the reason the 241 million dollar payroll is not producing the expected World Series winning team come early October. The offence, pitching and fielding has all been blamed individually but it is most likely a mixture of all three. Today we will look at the pitching, and more specifically, the bullpen.

The leader for the ERA in the team is Brandon League and if you have seen the Dodgers over the past few years then you would find that this years League is a lot different to last years League. The Hawaii native went 6-4 with a 5.30ERA and blew many of the Dodgers lead while going for the save and was replaced as Kenley Jansen as the closer. This year League is 1-1 with only a 1.40ERA and has been one of the most trusted pitchers out of the pen during the 17 games in which he’s made an appearance.

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Extras. What’s The Dodgers Deal?

After going down in extra innings again yesterday, to the San Francisco Giants, 7-4, the whole of Dodgerfam is thinking, “why always us?” And the problem is it is a number of reasons.

The main one in my opinion is the out of After going down in extra innings again yesterday, to the San Francisco Giants, 7-4, the whole of Dodgerfam is thinking, “why always us?” And the problem is it is a number of reasons.

The main one in my opinion is the out of catcher AJ Ellis. It’s no surprise that he can manage his staff much better than the inexperienced Butera or Olivo and can even bat a little too. This does bring up another concern however with either Butera or Olivo having to be on the waivers and risk another club taking them from our hands.

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Dodgers and Their Second Basemen

The Los Angeles Dodgers have a very good problem in their infield stocks with the men on the right side of first base being too good and the man, Hanley Ramirez, on the left being not so good.

Dee Gordon got the job as the every day second baseman after the Australia trip when Cuban import Alex Guerrero went on the DL with his strained oblique, whatever that is. Guerrero didn’t even get the start in the land down under as Justin Turner played both games and sat Alex down on the bench. He did get one at bat however and struck out.

Since the trip Dee Gordon has played in 29 games and has hit the best average of all eligible 2nd baseman in the MLB with a .353 average and coming off his first ever 5 hit game against the Marlins. Dee of course has speed and has swiped 19 bags and only being caught 3 times, also the most steals of any second baseman. This is all because of the fact that he can get down the first base line, out of the batters box, in 3.8 seconds.

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