And now for all those who insist I’m much too hard on the Boys in Blue, I bring you an exclusive, positive note on the Dodgers’ offense.
That’s all folks.
Crawford is off to a nice start at the plate. He’s batting .556 (5 of 9) through the Dodgers’ opening three games.
Alas, the rest of the Dodgers are hitting .134.
Mark Ellis (3 of 9) is the only other regular hitting above .250, unless you count slugging Clayton Kershaw (1 of 3), owner of the team’s only home run.
Crawford said his surgically rebuilt elbow would be ready by the season opener, and if his throwing still needs some evolution, early on he has been the leadoff hitter the Dodgers gambled on and brought over in the blockbuster trade for Adrian Gonzalez.