There aren't too many position players that would be worth shelling out money too, and besides that, the Dodgers have more than enough depth to fill out each position with in house replacements. Roberts said his preference would have been a doubleheader but he understood it as a league decision, saying "it was out of our hands".
If this continues and the Dodgers are unable to generate an early lead, this is great news for the D-backs if they should meet in the playoffs.
Now, is it time to completely hit the panic button? No. His 16 wins are tied for the MLB lead.
The play was originally scored as a fielder's choice because White Sox catcher Kevan Smith threw to second to try to cut down Brandon Crawford, who took off while Pense took a ball four.
Vin Scully often said that the roar of the fans had enchanted him from childhood; he respected the fans, and we trusted him. The impending sense of doom causes sleepless nights for those of us who bleed Dodger blue. "It's going to be OK, '" Roberts told reporters.
The Dodgers are just the fourth team in major league history to win 14 of 15 games and lose 14 of 15 in the same season, joining the 1914 Pirates, 1955 Phillies and 1959 Kansas City Athletics, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Florida State and Miami have postponed their game in Tallahassee to Oct. 7. They are now a team riddled with doubt and searching for answers, a team whose pitching staff is now walking more opposing hitters, giving up more homers and allowing more baserunners to reach home than earlier in this season. The third baseman had four RBIs, and DJ LeMahieu had three hits and an RBI. Both teams will get plenty of time at home, and because the first half ends with a three-opponent homestand, the Giants will spend 18 consecutive nights in their own beds. Several singles in the 4th inning got the Dodgers four runs.
Vegas Play of the Day: Dodgers at Giants
Span splashed a two-run homer into McCovey Cove in the bottom of the first inning against Kenta Maeda. The second game of the series Tuesday will feature a showdown between Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw and Giants RHP Johnny Cueto. He finished the game 21-of-29 for 306 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions in what was easily the best performance of his young career.
My computer's clock showed 5:11 a.m. when I began writing this column.
Overall as a team, the Dodgers have batted.201 over the last 17 games, and their four offensive stars have all taken a turn for the worse. Todd Gurley had 19 rushes for 40 yards and a touchdown, a line that fantasy owners were used to last season, but he added 56 receiving yards and was rested during garbage time.
The skies opened again after Giants starter Chris Stratton struck out Curtis Granderson to lead off the game. But what I have seen instead is a brutal nosedive into the earth as the regular season's conclusion nears, and a pressure-packed postseason commences.
Dodgers: LHP Rich Hill (9-7, 3.67) starts against the Rockies for the first time since April 2008, when he was with the Cubs.
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