August 15, 2016 by Shannon Michael Smith
The injuries were a joke in Spring Training. Anderson, McCarthy, the entire rotation…it’s still a joke. Yet, this team sits one game behind the Giants after dumping a series to the Pittsburgh Pirates yesterday—go figure.
The Dodgers have the day off today as they travel to Philadelphia for a three-game series against the Phillies. The Giants play the Pirates at 7:10, so by the end of the evening, the Dodgers will either be a game-and-a-half, or half a game behind the hated ones.
If you’re ever in Philly, and have a hankerin’ for some colonial cuisine, check out The City Tavern (the first Fourth of July party was held there in 1777, yeah, it’s that old, kingfish) for some mighty fine squab and ale. Don’t forget to examine the infamous bush on the side of the building where John Adams used to spew up his nightly intake, all hail “Old Sink or Swim”!
Kenta Maeda will take the hill for Los Dogs tomorrow. Vince Velasquez (the Dodgers kicked the crap out him last time to the tune of nine runs) will get the start for Philly.
Will Master Maeda wax-off the pathetic panderers of P-town? Will Vinny Velasquez’s vim and vigor eviscerate vibrant Dodger vrrroooooommm??? Did rascalsoftheravine attend the Rams game on Sat and eat veal? VA VA VOOOM! Until next time, mirth-seekers!