Opinion of Kingman's Performance

Monday, June 13, 2011

Dodger Defense Falters for the First Time This Year

One thing the Dodger team of 2011 has not allowed to happen is to let their defense beat them.  That was the case until tonight anyway.  In a disatrous 7th inning, a Cincinnati Reds offiense capitalized on three Dodger miscues to plate 4 runners in the inning on the way to a 6-4 vicotry over the Dodgers at Chavez Rsavine.
Essentially, a Dodger defense that has been one of the few solid traits of the club this year, came unglued with miscues by Dee Gordon, Aaron Miles and Andre Ethier.  The Reds are too good of an offensive team to be given 6 outs in an inning and they took full advantage of the charity.
Again, Matt Guerrier was not impressive and he was tagged for a 3-run homer by Joey Votto, a blow that put the Reds ahead for good.  The Dodger bullpen continues to fail time and time again making fans long for the return of a healthy Kuo, Jansen and Broxton.  Bronson Arroyo defeated the Dodgers for the second time on the past 11 games and fourth consecutive time.

In a year where nobody in the National League West is running away with the division, the Dodgers continue to struggle.  It is a frustrating season to say the least.  Any winning run would have put this club in the playoffs.  Unbellievably, they still are in the race and a winning streak away from making a playoff run.


No Soap Bubble for the year.

In other Dodger news, the injury bug continues to rear its ugly head as Vicente Padilla will go under the knife with surgery on his neck to repair a bulging disk problem that has bother the Dodger hurler now for two years.  It is likely that Padilla will be out for the remainder of the season.


So I'm in SoCal for the week, but family vacation responsibilities have brought me to San Diego for the first leg.  It looks like I have talked my way in to going to the throwback jersey day game on Wednesday.  See you all at Chavez Ravine watching the baby blue unis.

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