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Andruw Jones Back in Mid-Season Form

Just like Andruw Jones to go 0-for-5 with 4 strikeouts in his first game back from injury. I saw the numbers both he and Nomar put up in their rehab stint together, and I thought it was encouraging. Now, (finally) I’m beginning to come around and admit it was a horrendous signing even though I was originally for it. This guy is more clueless than Raul Mondesi at the plate. He doesn’t even look like a major leaguer. So yeah, first game back and Nomar goes 2-for-4 with two doubles and two ribs, and Andruw goes 0-for-5, narrowly missing the Platinum Sombrero. And Anders(on) Varejao emailed in to let us know about Andruw’s attempt at making the Club, but unfortunately Andruw had to ground out to third in his last at-bat, and once you put wood on the ball, you’re automatically disqualified from contention (sadly). But with Andruw Jones, heavens knows there will only be brighter days.

The nice side for the Dodgers is with Pierre and Jones out, Andre Ethier had a chance to play everyday and show off his power. Dude has crushed like three 420+ foot bombs in the last week or so; his pop has been sick lately. But riddle me this: Ken Rosenthal says the Dodgers are a player in the C.C. Sabathia sweepstakes. First of all, I’ll believe it when I see it. Second of all, they could use a stick much more than an arm in my opinion. And third of all, my absolute favorite part: Rosenthal says a potential deal for Jack Wilson could keep the Dodgers from getting Sabathia. That’s right, the Dodgers might have to commit prospects to the Pirates for a shortstop OPSing .691 over his career. All I have to say is please tell me that’s not true. Please tell me, Ned Colletti, that Jack Wilson wouldn’t come between you and C.C. Sabathia. Now that would just be embarrassing.


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  • Anders(on) Varejao

    Could not have said it better myself. I find it pretty interesting that the Dodgers started slipping when Furcal went to the DL and now they have gone on a little streak since Juan Pierre went to the DL. As one of Ethier’s biggest supporters I definitely feel a little vindicated.

    Spot on analysis of the trade situations as well Larry.

  • Ronald

    How can a guy go from being a 50 home run hitter to not even being able to hit .200?

  • http://pointguardu.com NICK

    Ronald, its called Roids!! and i would suspect that he quit using them

  • http://www.UCLAradio.com the Driver

    roids dont help you a ball. If i took roids iw ould still k 4 times a game just like mr jones

  • Gene

    Of course ‘roids help you hit a ball. That’s why players use them. You have to have a natural ability to hit, and then the ‘roids will help you with increased bat speed and power.

    I don’t know if Jones was on them or not, but he certainly appears to be clueless at the plate.

    I loved the comparison to Raul Mondesi.

  • SpinMax

    The problem with the mendoza line being referred to the Jones line is that there are too many Jones’ :^(

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