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Thursday, May 26, 2011
Dodger Cogs and Dogs 2011: Edition 4



Kevork Djansezian/Getty ImagesRamon Troncoso - rising.
So, by now you know that the Dodger Cogs and Dogs rankings have always been a mixture of subjectivity and objectivity. For today's batch, there was an additional factor throw into the mix: exasperation.

In more cheerful news, Single-A Rancho Cucamonga scored 25 runs Wednesday, with Angelo Songco hitting for the cycle.

     
Today5/54/284/7PlayerComment
1112Matt KempAccording to Fangraphs, the best CF in the NL in 2011.
2441Clayton KershawWill contend for NL strikeout title, but I'm guessing not wins.
3334Hiroki KurodaRough outing Sunday lifted his ERA above 3.00 and slowed his All-Star bid.
4223Andre EthierEnters the final days of May with one homer, no doubles in the month.
5965Jamey CarrollLeads MLB shortstops in OBP.
66718Chad BillingsleyHis 0.64 HR/9 is best by a Dodger since Hershiser (minimum 800 IP).
71614--Jerry SandsFourth on the team in RBI, and closing in on Uribe.
8111113Mike MacDougalPitched three consecutive days for first time since September '09.
91396Rod BarajasKemp and Barajas have combined for 19 of Dodgers' 36 HR.
10171814Ted LillyDespite allowing 10th homer in 11th start, moved ahead of Garland in ERA.
1158--Jon GarlandERA rose from 3.55 to 4.75 in last start.
1281025Juan UribeFrom May 13-18, went from five to 11 walks.
13202120Aaron MilesLast Dodger to bat at least .280 with OBP below .300: Wilton Guerrero.
1412128Matt GuerrierGave up first extra-base hit of 2011 to a lefty in ninth inning Weds.
15101522Blake HawksworthStruck out two in shutout inning Wednesday for Rancho Cucamonga.
167510Casey BlakeReached base 29 times in his 14 games.
17182024Kenley JansenFerocious strikeout rate should help him avoid pulling a Yhency.
1830----Jay GibbonsSecond-most total bases (51) in Dodger history for player with below 30 career hits. (Marlon Anderson)
19------Javy GuerraUnscored upon in five of six appearances.
20212215A.J. Ellis.443 OBP in Albuquerque, 12 walks, four strikeouts.
21------Scott ElbertOpponents are 1 for 11 with one walk this year.
22------Rubby De La RosaPedro Martinez shut out Reds in eighth and ninth inning of MLB debut.
23322317James Loney0-for-4 Wednesday ended 10-game hitting streak.
241519--Vicente PadillaJune will come with only 8 2/3 innings under his belt.
2519169Jonathan BroxtonFor a guy who claimed not to be hurt for so long, sure out a long time.
26221319Marcus ThamesGibbons has surged ahead with eight hits to Thames' six.
272729--Dioner NavarroWent 4 for 12 subbing for Barajas in Houston.
28141712Tony Gwynn Jr.This month: 1 for 24 with two walks, one steal.
29252711Xavier PaulIn 3-for-25 slump for Pittsburgh.
3029----Russ MitchellMost total bases (19) in Dodger history for player with below 10 career hits.
31------Juan CastroIn 17th MLB season, got 600th career hit Saturday.
322626--John ElyHas 3.78 ERA, compared to 6.19 for spring rival Redding.
333533--Ramon TroncosoThe impossible dream - out of last place.
34283021Hector GimenezHas same birthday as my brother, and one more career hit.
353131--Jamie HoffmannIsotopes' HR leader with nine this year.
3623247Rafael FurcalThey say he was rushed back, but he was 5 for 13 with three walks in Alb.
37332726Ivan De Jesus Jr.Has one double, no HR in 51 AB for Albuquerque.
38242516Hong-Chih KuoLast May, pitched 10 2/3 innings, six baserunners, no runs, 15 K.
39343223Lance CormierLefties were 5 for 28 against him.