1-Man’s Opinion on Sports–Wednesday. “Dodgers Baseball-Bandwagon-What Is Wrong-What Is Missing?”

Posted by on May 12th, 2021  •  0 Comments  • 

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What have you done for Dodgers fans lately?
That’s what people are asking right now.

You know the Dodgers-winners of 8-straight NL West divisional titles.
The Dodgers-finally winning a World Series ring last year.
The Blue, who had a (13-2) start that turned into a (5-15) swoon.
Curses, the LA teams trailing the first place Giants by 3-games.

Depending on whom you listen too, all will be okay, or the sky is falling.

Clayton Kershaw demanding a sense of urgency in the clubhouse, charging that all games count even in a 162-game schedule.

Trevor Bauer saying he is pissed at losing so many well pitched games.

Corey Seager refusing to answer questions about all his errors and substandard batting average.

Dave Roberts, pleading patience from his manager’s chair in the dugout.

The horrors of this losing streak.  The shame of losing 4-of-7 so far to the uppity Padres.

There’s probably nothing more than the Dodgers need to get healthy for them to retain their status in the National League.  That is quite a list of players they have on the disabled list right now.

..Cody Bellinger-slow to heal from fractured leg.
..Dustin May-torn elbow ligament-sidelining the pitching phenom 1-year.
..David Price-hamstring injury-knocking him out 4-weeks after sitting out last year.
..Joe Kelly-surgery for cyst issues on his shoulder.
..Cory Knebel-lat shoulder damage-out 2-months
..Tony Gonsolin-shoulder inflammation
..Brusdar Graterol-forearm strain
..Brandon Morrow-comeback stopped by elbow issues
..Zach McKinstry-oblique injury.

They had 11-on the Disabled list-including 7-pitchers at one point last week.

At one point-Mookie Betts had back and wrist problems and was hitting 50-points below last season.

Max Muncy was drawing walks but not hitting homeruns.
Joe Pederson was in the Cubs outfield-not the Dodgers.
Keke Hernandez was in a Red Sox uniform.
Pedro Baez was pitching in Houston.

The bullpen had 12-blown saves in the first 5-weeks of the season.
They have allowed 27-unearned runs to score on errors.

Alot of things happening at Dodgers Stadium right now, but last I checked, still 4/5ths of the National League schedule to play out.

Getting healthy will help.  Getting focused again might help.  Taking off the World Series rings they got and getting back to business will definitely help.

What have you done for me lately?  Not much.  But plenty of time to fix all this.

Dodgers fans, acting like the sky is falling.

Jumping off the bandwagon a bit early?

You should be a Detroit Tigers fan and tell us how bad things really are.

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