Bringing in questionable players from losing teams, treating September as Spring Training 2.0 for the post season, and a lethargy prompted by just too big a lead over all those other inferior teams lead the Dodgers to a previously unthinkable losing streak where pitching was sub-par and the offense non-existent, but now just maybe the tide has turned back, and maybe the spark has returned. A four game winning streak, the last two against the National League’s second best team, can be extended by another game later today, and if the Dodgers can do that defeating a solid starter in Stephen Strasburg after wins against
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the likes of the slumping Johnny Cueto, followed by Matt Moore, Edwin Jackson and A.J. Cole, it will actually mean something.
But is the lineup scheduled for tonight’s game the right way to approach a game against Strasburg? What in the world has Curtis Granderson done in the last month to earn a spot in the Dodgers’ lineup, and similar questions have to be asked about yasmani grandal who CLEARLY is the inferior catcher, both defensively and offensively, to Austin Barnes, who seems to have earned the first starting spot over the past couple of months. Continue reading