What a bad lousy week in baseball. Never take that first place for granted. Only in the NL West can you start monday in 1st place, have your rivals swept a team and then you get swept, so they're no longer in 4th place and you're both tied for 1st. I know it's only April but I'd like to keep the cushion thick from the hated ones.
First let me talk about the good:
My Dad and I planned the drive home from LA to listen to the game. It was typical dodgers. Get the lead. Waste the lead. Bullpen gives up the game and it's the 9th and we're going to lose.
Trayce Thompson grounds into a force out, shortstop Trevor Story to second baseman DJ LeMahieu. Yasmani Grandal scores. Howie Kendrick to 3rd. Enrique Hernandez out at 2nd. Trayce Thompson to 1st. 10-8
A. J. Ellis singles on a line drive to center fielder Brandon Barnes. Howie Kendrick scores. Trayce Thompson to 3rd. 10-9
With Chase Utley batting, wild pitch by Jake McGee, Trayce Thompson scores. Charlie Culberson to 2nd. 10-11
Corey Seager doubles (5) on a line drive to center fielder Brandon Barnes. Chase Utley scores. 10-12
What team is this? WHAT LIE IS THIS? This is not a team that scores five in the 9th. I can assure you the drive home was absolutely perfect. OMG. What happiness. What hope. This team has drive, desire and to see all the players so happy in the dugout. You just don't see that. I mean they're happy all the time but it's more like "Awww shucks, I grounded out. Oh wells." WHICH DRIVES ME INSANE.
Walking into work Sunday on top of the world and then, hell.
I don't take any team for granted. There is this mentality I feel belongs mostly to male fans. We had a discussion the other day on the Dodgers' facing 'boring' teams, they're examples were the Reds, Phillies and Padres. I feel with the way we are (aren't) hitting, we are the boring ones. Right now people are like "lols thank god we face the Padres this weekend, those are easy wins". FANS THAT THINK LIKE THIS ARE STRAIGHT TRASH. I HATE THIS WAY OF THINKING. There is no easy win. Don't take any team for granted. Watch, we are going to go into the SD series and get killed. We didn't win with the top of the rotation and now, we gotta start this weekend with the bottom of it. Please dodger-bats. WAKE UP.
The Miami series was horrible. This is what Miami did all week, I can't hate on awesome plays. They won, We cringe every time Stanton is looming in the batters box and we move on. But the devastating news comes out about Dee Goron and the timing of it all just feels like a stab to the heart.
There are times I see great plays from Dee and sit there and whisper "I miss you Dee", this is a player I highly recommend for the youth to follow because of this energy and speed and now, it's all gone. Cheaters are trash. I can't ever backup, support or cheer for a cheater. Goodbye Dee, thank you for 2014 and for one of my favorite moments from the All Star Game and for the most famous faces of the NLDS a while back.
Tonight I look forward to a new start and will peek over at what's going on in Queens, because I am going to need the Mets' to do work and so far, I like what I see. LOL. 0-12, Mets. AHAHAHAHAH.
IN ONE INNING THE METS SCORED 12 OFF SF.
For those curious:
Granderson draws a walk.
Wright draws a walk.
Cespedes 2-run single.
Duda draws a walk.
Cabrera 2-run double.
Plawecki draws a walk.
Matz K's. Lame.
Cespedes grand slam.
My friday night will be happy. See you all later.