I'm just at my wit's end with these Dodgers, I'll tell you. With losses to the worst team in baseball on Tuesday and Wednesday, the Dodgers dropped to three games under .500 and again failed to take advantage of an Arizona loss. Oh, and the Mariners now officially have the worst record, thanks to this Colorado winning streak.
In the Dodgers' last five games, here are the runs scored, respectively: one, one, eight, zero and one. That will not win you ballgames, so I'm sure it won't surprise you to learn that the Dodgers went 1-4 in those games.
There's just not a lot to say when this is all a team is giving you. Matt Kemp got ejected from a game (and now is suspended for four, pending appeal) for an overreaction that I don't even have the energy to write about here. It certainly didn't pump up his team, that's for sure. And now guess who's coming to town? The Chicago Cubs, fresh off a nine-game winning streak (though they did lose Wednesday night in San Diego to end that streak). Things are just not looking good at ol' Chavez Ravine.
It's frustrating because we, as fans, can do nothing to right the ship. The players have to help themselves, and it becomes doubly frustrating when it appears that the players are unwilling (or, worse, unable) to do anything to get things going. There is no word on when Furcal will be coming back, so if this team is waiting for him to provide a spark, then we will be in for some (more) brutal games ahead. It's time that someone else steps up, holds a closed-door meeting, quits shaving, whatever it takes. The season is not out of reach, but it will be soon if things don't change. So let's go.
AUTHOR: SoSG Orel
DATE: 06/06/2008 01:10:06 AM