The Dodgers have been fun to watch this year. It could be because I’ve been able to watch more. I’ve been able to watch them more with the acquisition of Spectrum and I’ve attended more games than I did last year. Could be that the new exciting players like Bellinger and Taylor. Puig is always entertaining and guys like Utley can surprise you. It could even be that I’m just paying more attention working on this site. But probably the biggest reason is I like watching them win, and this week they did just that. The Dodgers opened the week with a 13 inning game which saw them lose Joc Pederson. After being shut down offensively the following day in a rough Rich Hill start they bounced back to take the rubber game against the Cardinals. Alex Wood pitched a gem against the Cubs and McCarthy did the same, and the Dodgers were able to get to Lester in the finale to sweep the defending World Champion Cubs. The pitching looks like it’s hitting it’s stride and the veteran hitters are starting to heat up which is great, but above all, it’s fun to watch.
5/23 2-1 W STL
5/24 1-6 L STL
5/25 7-3 W STL
5/26 4-0 W CHC
5/27 5-0 W CHC
5/28 9-4 W CHC
Record For The Week: 5-1
Player of the Week: Chase Utley
The veteran had struggled most of the season prompting most, including me, to wonder if his days of being productive were over. However, he turned things on big time and showed how great he still is, it’s really remarkable.
- Forsythe Walk Off
- Ryu picks up his first save
- Utley and Gonzalez hit their first home runs of the season
Week Eight Puig:
You got “ Baseball Is Hard Puig!
This was a rough week for Puig. He didn’t look like he was locked in at all. Not that he was swinging at bad pitches, but he wasn’t hitting pitches in the zone either, and the numbers reflect it. Despite his .130 average for the week, his 8 strikeouts didn’t even lead the team this week, and not many Dodgers walked this week either so his 0 walks certainly stack up there. So, I can’t say I’m overly concerned, (he did absolutely crush one in a game he wasn’t supposed to start so maybe he’ll turn things around next week.)