Thursday, August 24, 2006

Who's Your Padre?



Wasn't it a couple of days ago that the Dodgers were heralded as challengers to the Mets in the National League? And now the Dogs have lost their grip on the NL West almost as fast as Dilana blew her chances of winning Rock Star: Supernova last night.

The Padres completed a three-game sweep of the Dodgers with a 7-2 victory, to move a game within first place in the NL West. It all boiled over when Brad Penny (0-2 with a 9.00 ERA against the Padres this year) and Grady Little showed little composure, as both were tossed out. Tough break guys.

Some experts felt the division was over a week ago. And they are partly right. The only difference is that the Dodgers won’t be a part of it. They are way too streaky. The Dodgers had attracted national attention during their 17-1 run earlier this month. But reality has slapped the club in the face as they have dropped five of their last seven games. And remember, this was a team that lost 13 of its first 14 games following the All-Star break. When trying to find a balance to this team, the club that suffered long losing streaks is probably a better indication of where this team is, talent wise. The Dodgers will stick around near the top of the standings because the NL West isn't that good, but they can't be considered a serious player.

Especially if they ever have to face the Padres again.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's not the Angels, but you still suck.

Diane said...

Speaking of the Angels, I'm going to watch tonight to see if the Angels can strike out with 3 guys on base every inning . . .

NFL Adam said...

Hey, it's not like Tim Salmon struck out without taking the bat of his shoulder. Oh wait...

FatLasorda said...

Doh-yers SUCK!
Doh-yers SUCK!

I wish the Pads could play the Doh-yers 50 more times this year. I love playing those sad-sacks!

Can't wait to sweep them in crumbling, smelly Chavez "Gangbanger" Latrine next month. Hahahahahahahahahahaha! Doh-yers SUCK!

MLB Jennifer said...

Diane, look for me to punch a Red Sox fan in the mouth, getting ready for the Yanks to come to town. You should be able to see NFL Adam walking behind me shaking his head as I am walked to a holding cell. :)

Diane said...

adam and jennifer - let me know if you need help with the bail . . .

Anonymous said...

All of the above teams suck.

Angels, Dodgers, Red Sox, Padres. None will make the playoffs.

Anonymous said...

Where are your Angels, cock sore?