Andre Ethier

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Andre Ethier, Former Center Fielder

Here’s Dustin, a few hours ago: And if Van Slyke is in center again tonight against a righty in Jesse Hahn, you know something is really up. And, as I’ve been suggesting might happen on Twitter all day long, here’s the relevant part of tonight’s lineup: Van Slyke CF Yep. My friends, I think we’ve seen the last…

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Arranging the Dodger Outfield Mathematically

Carl Crawford is expected to return to the Dodgers tonight after spending about six weeks on the disabled list with a sprained ankle. It’s never good to wish for injuries, but Crawford’s absence reduced the pressure caused by the “five outfielder problem.” As a result of the injury, Matt Kemp was un-benched and played every day….

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Where Did The Dodger Offense Go?

Much is being made of the lousy Dodger defense, thanks to last night’s Hanley Ramirez / Carl Crawford poptastrophe that helped lead to an extra-innings loss to the Phillies. That was ugly, and I can’t say I’ve been thrilled with the defense either at shortstop or in the outfield, but most numbers rank the Dodgers…