Tuesday, May 23, 2017
False Alarm, Dodgers Fans
Nope, nevermind, turns out everything's pretty much fine- the Dodgers are still pretty great, regardless of early-season injuries.
At this point in the season, the Dodgers are so good that the only problems they have are trivial, third-worldy problems. Like, Chris Taylor, the 2nd baseman, is doing really well right now, but Logan Forsythe, who's also really good this year, is about to come off the DL, and you don't really wanna bench him for too long. Or 'who are we gonna move when Andrew Toles comes off the DL? Cody Bellinger's doing so well that we may just have to bench Joc'.
The only current starter that isn't up to par with the rest is Hyun-Jin Ryu...and that's mainly because Clayton Kershaw, Alex Wood, Brandon McCarthy and Rich Hill are all UNSTOPPABLE this year. Anyone else, by comparison, looks like a Braves starter.
I really have small qualms with this team. Adrian Gonzalez hasn't hit a home run yet, but he's still playing well, so I'm not too mad. Justin Turner's currently on the DL, but this is the kind of team that won't collapse without him. Plus, the second he gets back he's gonna be doing the same amount of pounding he did before.
The only worrying thing this Dodgers team has to contend with is the fact that the Rockies and D-Backs are still ahead of them...and even if the Dodgers do creep up, the other 2 teams have the advantage of the high ground. I am rooting for the Dodgers to do well, mainly because I love how well the team's doing this year, but it may not be a cakewalk.
Coming Tonight- Another player for a third place team, though this one's a bit more out of the race.