May 6, 2017 by Shannon Michael Smith
Out with the old, in with the new. Adrian Gonzalez (10-Day DL…herniated disk, right forearm stiffness, needs to catch up on Season 3 of Bosch…) wisely decided to rest his weary bones in favor of the new kid in town, Cody Bellinger.
Bellinger’s response in San Diego last night? Two jacks, four RBIs, and a partridge in a pear tree. Final score: Dodgers 8, Padres 2. Bellinger also made tuna sandwiches for the team before the game AND treated the gang to an evening at the Gaslamp Strip Club afterwards…oh, go on, it’s a steak house people…we prefer Goldfinger’s or Cheetahs ourselves…
Here We Go Again…
First Ryu, now McCarthy tweaks his shoulder…luckily, Maeda seems to be heading in the right direction after another decent start (1 ER on 3 Hits in 5 innings) but this team’s starting rotation is wobblier than a Weeble post-Kershaw.
Speaking of King Kersh, they moved his start up to today (cause it’s going to rain in San Diego tomorrow, STOP THE PRESSES! “It never rains Southern California, but girls, don’t they warn ya, it pours, MAN IT POURS.”)
Clayton Vs Clayton?
No, it’s not a weepy divorce drama from 1979 starring Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep, it’s todays matchup at Petco Park. Clayton Richard vs Clayton Kershaw. Yes, yes, Richard is a lefty, but the Dodgers don’t fear that monster in the closet anymore (Los Dogs pulled Matt Moore’s head off a few days ago.)
Will Clayton #1 shut down Schimpf, Solarte, and Spangenberg? Will he stymie Sanchez and Sardinas? Will Clayton #2 topple Taylor, Toles, and Turner? Will he best Barnes and Bellinger? Will rascalsoftheravine rock out with Ram rooter, Rampage? Stay tuned! Until next time, mirth-seekers!