October 25, 2014

Coincidence or not?

Well, after ten restful and Mai Tai-filled days and nights in Hawaii, I’m back, refreshed and ready to talk about the Dodgers! Special thanks to Alex for keeping things going here at Dodgerfan.net while I was gone.

In between sunburns, I did keep an eye on the team and loved what I saw. But is it a coincidence that the Dodgers were 8-1 while I was out of town? God, I hope so! A quick check at the scoreboard shows the team losing 7-2 going into the 9th inning today in Colorado, which means I might need to hop another flight to the islands ASAP. What can I say, I’m a giver.

According to Tony Jackson, the eight consecutive W’s is the Dodgers longest string of victories in two years. Oh, and did I mention the 70 runs scored over those eight games? What happened to that team that we started the season with? Seems that the Dodgers have finally found a way to hit, averaging over eight runs a game, but that begs the question: what the hell is wrong with Andruw Jones? The team is winning, the pressure should be off, yet Jones is still hitting just .164 with one home run and 4 RBI. This is shaping up to be another massive Ned Colletti bust unless they can figure out what is going on inside this guy’s head (or in this humble blogger’s opinion, his stomach).