Dodgers @ Nationals July 20, 2013: The Week Of Baseball Begins

July 20, 2013 at 6:32 pm | Posted in Game Threads | Leave a comment

nationalsparkAt the moment, I’m headed out to Coney Island to catch some Single-A baseball on a lovely, if steamy, Saturday evening, and thus begins a week of more baseball than I could ever hope for:

Tonight: Batavia @ Brooklyn
Tomorrow: Phillies (Cliff Lee) @ Mets (Matt Harvey)
Thursday: Pirates @ Nationals
Friday day: Mets @ Nationals
Friday night: Red Sox @ Orioles

It’s going to be a fun weeek. But why do you care? Because if you know anything about this blog, you know that things tend to happen when I’m not around. So if you’re wondering just when exactly it is the Dodgers will be trading for Michael Young, expect that to happen late Friday afternoon as I’m between games and headed from Washington to Baltimore. Seriously, bet on it.

Dodgers
Nationals
2B
M.Ellis
CF
Span
RF
Puig
2B
Rendon
1B
Gonzalez
3B
Zimmerman
SS
Ramirez
LF
Harper
3B
Uribe
RF
Werth
CF
Ethier
SS
Desmond
LF
Van Slyke
1B
Tracy
C
Federowicz
C
Ramos
P
Greinke
P
Gonzalez

In the meantime, my latest piece for ESPN Insider is up, and it’s about these very Dodgers — arguing that Yasiel Puig & Hanley Ramirez simply can’t be expected to continue carrying the offense on their own, and so help will be needed from other sources. Hopefully, that includes Matt Kemp, who is expected to be back in the lineup tomorrow, and so Don Mattingly enjoys one final day of not having to worry about how to fit four outfielders into three spots.

Zack Greinke takes the hill for the Dodgers against Gio Gonzalez, looking to follow up on last week’s gem against Colorado that ranked among the best starts of his career.

 

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