Dodgers pitcher Jason Schmidt has once again proved to have nothing left in the tank. The Marlins knocked around Schmidt and it may be time for Schmidt to call it quits. I was really pulling for him to make a comeback, it seems to be quite clear his career is over. This will likely push the trade for Halladay, Lee, Arroyo, Harang, or whoever to happen. I would say this start by Schmidt made the likely hood of a trade very probable.
Hong-Chih Kuo was activated from the disabled list today. If he can be stay healthy he will make a huge impact in the second half of the season.
Andre Ethier was voted NL Player of the Week for the second time this season. He led almost every single offensive category in the majors. Ethier’s power has come alive this season with 2o homeruns. That number ties his 2008 numbers, and puts him on pace for 34 homeruns. His power has been a nice presence all season, especially with his .270 average.