Haeger didn’t have it, and Torre doesnt get it !

Frustration.jpgSaturdays game against The Hated ones was painful. It’s never easy to watch your team get absolutely shut down, and play embarrassingly POOR baseball. Why was this game somehow different?

Easy….just have your manager fill out a lineup card like this:

 LA Dodgers
  AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg 
J. Carroll ss 5 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .312
J. Loney 1b 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 .321
A. Ethier rf 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 .364
    R. Johnson rf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .316
M. Kemp cf 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 .327
G. Anderson lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 .174
R. Belliard 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .444
B. DeWitt 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241
A.J. Ellis c 3 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 .500
C. Haeger p 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000
    C. Monasterios p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    C. Blake ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .353
    R. Furcal ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
    R. Ortiz p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
 Totals 34 0 7 0 0 2 8 0 15  
 Batting
2B – A Ellis (1, B Medders).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out
– J Carroll 2, J Loney 3, A Ethier 1.
Team LOB – 10.
 Fielding
E – J Carroll (1, field); A Ellis (1,
throw).
Outfield assists – G Anderson.
PB – A Ellis.

“Day game after night game, gotta give the older guys a rest,Martins caught too many games this year already, A.J.Ellis used to catch Haeger in AAA”

                                                    I DO NOT CARE!

I talked to Ken Levine and Josh Sushon before the game ( they do their pre-game show sometimes from the Baseline Club), and they reported that this was a “tactical” line up decision by Torre. Give some guys some rest, hope that Haeger could keep them in the game and get to the Giants bullpen, then have the rested players come back in, and win.

HUH???

What kind of strategy is that???

Were facing the pitching troll Tim Lincecum, arguably the best pitcher in the National League, but we just lay down?  Forget it, we can’t beat this guy? Why not just forfeit…return the fan’s money. Because that’s what Torre basically did.
lincecum.jpgBut with Haeger starting, you put in a lineup that is by FAR your poorest defensively/offensively, and expect that were going to knock out Lincecum, and get to their bullpen?

Hmm..ya, that makes sense.

The Dodgers obviously had no luck scoring on Lincecum ( with 10 LOB), the Giants were patient with Haeger wild knuckle ball, and only swung at his 80 mph fastball, and the Dodgers committed 2 errors.


Monkey_Holding_Baseball_Bat.jpg2 errors?  Come on.
Lets see, just off the top of my head…..

-Belliard can’t make the play on a not so hard hit ball, one and half steps to his left. Single

-Fly ball to left center, Anderson shows he’s still plays a lazy outfield, and can’t make the catch. Guess he thought everything to his left is Kemp’s.  Single

-Text book double play, and Jamie Carroll throw to first base was embarrassing late. Juan Pierre has a stronger arm. Would have ended the inning

A.J. Ellis poor throw down to second base on a steal, Dewitt can’t make the play, and it goes into shallow center field. Where was Jamie Carroll? Never even made a move to try and back him up

More like 4 errors and 3 more “mental” errors.
I could go on and on….

But I won’t

C’mon Joe, just put the best team out there every day. EVERY game counts! That’s all we ask. Rest players when it’s the right time.

JUST NOT AGAINST THE GIANTS!

Go Blue!

Rob

 

 

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One comment

  1. crzblue2

    Very well said Ron! I was frustrated too. I stayed ’till the end and wasted my time. We got embarrased on National TV. I sure did not like what Ken Levine say that they pretty much were like givin up on that game. This is April and the guys already had days off. Glad the win today took the sting of Saturday’s loss and we took the series!
    Emma
    http://crzblue.mlblogs.com

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