Bring Out Your Dead!
What will it take for the Dodgers to score a run?
I’ll give Grady Little some credit in tweaking the lineup a little in Wednesday’s 1-0 loss to the Reds. Juan Pierre was the leadoff batter with Rafael Furcal hitting second. Andre Ethier was put in the fifth spot, and Luis Gonzalez was given the night off.
But that’s about all the credit I’ll give him for now.
Something that absolutely confuses me is why Jeff Kent wasn’t told to bunt with runners of first and third with one out in the fourth inning. I know that Kent has the ability to rip a double, but with the Dodgers struggling to score why not go with that approach?
Or how about in the eighth inning when James Loney led off the inning with a double? Matt Kemp ended up lining out sharply to second which doubled off Loney. Why not have Kemp bunt Loney over to third?