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Thursday, May 24, 2012

That Dreaded S.I. Cover

Great, they're on the cover of Sports Illustrated.  Just when everything was going splendid the wonks at SI put the Dodgers on the cover.  The jinx is on folks.  Ask Albert Pujols.  He was on the cover during Spring Training.  A 7 game winning streak was snapped in spectacular fashion by the Diamondbacks last night, the very day Kemp and Magic appeared on the cover.  Coincidence?  No way.  The SI jinx is a real thing.  On this day off today, I suggest that all players stay away from kitchen knives, garden tools, motor vehicles, refrain from walking their dogs and keep all the home chores assigned to the domestic help.  Everyone needs to insulate their homes with plastic bubble wrap and rest until game time.
Just when you’d think the Dodgers are getting a break and a well deserved day off, the schedule smacks them in the face again.  After today they face 20 games in 20 days with a crazy West-East-West road swing that only a MLB schedule maker under Bud Selig could invent.  
Following 7 home games against Houston and Milwaukee, the Dodgers go to Denver for three, then on to Philly for four at Citizen’s Bank Park before a return west to Seattle for three more in their first inter-league action of the year.  The ball club will then return home for three against the rival Angels.
The injuries keep mounting:  Matt Guerrier has setbacks and cannot throw pain free, which could likely end up in surgery, though he is opting for rest right now..  Justin Sellers will have an MRI.  It appears to have injured his leg on that diving catch into the stands about a week ago.  LINKED HERE and as I suspected, Mark Ellis will not be back anytime soon.
If I were to guess, I’d predict that Sellers goes on the D.L. while Jerry Hairston Jr. is activated.  Eventually, Aaron Miles is promoted to the roster as Ivan De Jesus unfortunately gets sent back down.

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