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It can't get any lower than this: The Dodgers are shut out by the Pirates

Apr 30, 2010, 8:20 AM EDT

Matt Kemp olay.jpgI basically retweeted Ned Colletti’s comments back at Matt Kemp in the recaps this morning because I thought it’d be funny, but let’s be clear about something: Kemp’s misplay on that two-run triple was not the death blow in the Dodgers’ loss to the Pirates. It was the fact that the Dodgers were blanked by the worst pitching staff in all of baseball.

Four hits. Four hits is all Big Blue could muster against a team that has been giving up runs by the bucketful. And don’t tell me that it was just a fluke or that it was due to unusual weather conditions in L.A. yesterday (the wind chill factor was in the 40s). Why? Because the Dodgers have been shut out in three of their last five games. So what gives?

Garret Anderson, for one thing. The fact that he’s on any major league roster is something of a surprise, but thanks to Manny Ramirez’s injury he’s been getting way more at bats than he has any business getting. In the two-hole last night he went 0 for 4. In part-time play over the past two weeks he’s 1 for 25. James Loney has disappeared lately as well, going 0 for his last 18. Overall the Dodgers are six for 49 with runners in scoring position. All singles. There’s just no boom in their boomsticks, and the Dodgers look simply listless.

Matt Kemp is likely to get his share of media jeers today, but make no mistake: he’s not alone in deserving them.

  1. Old Gator - Apr 30, 2010 at 9:27 AM

    It’s hard to watch Garret Anderson now and realize that this guy used to be a terrific ballplayer. Painful. As far as Coletti, where is Buzzy Bavasi when we really need him? Nyuknyuknyuk….

  2. Moses Green - Apr 30, 2010 at 9:56 AM

    It was funny at the time that an NL club signed Anderson post- rigor mortis, but now with Manny hurt it’s hilarious. He might still be able to hit a little if he never had to go onto the field, but as an outfielder? Nice work out of Colletti. Hey Ned, what’s Garret’s RZR?
    Ned Colletti is only still the GM because they can’t fire him until the divorce is settled. No one wants that job yet.

  3. Moses Green - Apr 30, 2010 at 9:58 AM

    Damn the whole reason I started writing was to say: Bruce is the Man. Sorry, he’s THE MAN

  4. BC - Apr 30, 2010 at 10:36 AM

    Dodgers’ new theme song: http://priceisrightlosinghorn.com/
    Somehow the Dodgers and Mets have transmogrified into each other. It’s kind of like Freaky Friday. Which one is Lindsay Lohan though?

  5. Ryan - Apr 30, 2010 at 10:58 AM

    California baseball sucks.

  6. Anon!Mice! - Apr 30, 2010 at 12:39 PM

    I dont’ get it

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