More mindnumbing numbers from a slumbering lineup

The only reason these numbers are starting to sound redundant is that they only get more and more ridiculous with each passing day — and, of course, each passing loss. The Dodgers went 0 for 5 last night with runners in scoring position. In their seven-game losing streak, they now are batting .098 with RISP, and this isn’t the first time in the five years that this team has gone into such a monumental swoon hitting with RISP. Far from it, in fact. It doesn’t mattter who the personnel is. Going all the way back to 2004, this team has a tendency to periodically go into these unthinkable dry spells when it comes to clutch hitting. They’re now 3 for 45 over the past four games, and only one of those three hits actually drove in a run. By the way, the Dodgers now have to go 16-12 the rest of the way just to finish .500. They do not, however, necessarily have to go 16-12 to win the N.L. West. What a world.

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  • The 5th Outfielder

    New Dodger math (as in W’s & L’s), star(t)ring ethier, the journey ‘e’:

    5-13 = 16

  • The 5th Outfielder

    Old school same, star(t)ring Pierre:

    14-4 = 9

    Only 28 games left in the season to get a clue, Joe…

  • AZShaker

    That was 5th Outfielder ladies and gentlemen…He’ll be on the lounge all week…Enjoy the flank steak!!!

    You can’t spell JoUrneymAN without JUAN pierre!!!

    Updated!!!

    April 30th 2009… (translated from Japanese)…

    The Nippon Ham Fighters…have benched JoUrneymAN pierre…due to complete lack of production. Lost his job to Nagasaga Hiroshimo an excellent young player who far exceeded pierre’s meager contribution. pierre said when talking to media, “I can’t believe I was benched. All I was doin’ was being JoUrneymAN pierre!!!” His manager Ben E. Hana responded, “That was the EXACT problem!!! If he played like Dodger star Andre Ethier then he would be in Hall of Fame, instead he is in toilet!”…JUANNY BENCHED!!!

  • muzicman

    i hope the lesson learned is that colletti couldn’t put together a team to beat any team….and look at our minor league teams…..use to be winning their divisions every year and now we don’t know who they are..they have dropped out of sight too. and the big named draft picks are the players we put on the field now?? or did we trade them all away. this organization needs to go back to fundamentals and cultivate baseball players instead of overblown up egos. i know drug usage didn’t help our team either or any team, and we lost players that are hard to replace. and the remnants still exist in their eroded state. hopefully, sound thinking will go into the off season and put together some chemistry for a competitive team next year…the fans and management need an improvement