Win some, lose some. In the course of a 162-game schedule, every team will do plenty of both.
Part of that could be from lack of sleep, the boys not getting back to their hotel until about 5 a.m. Having to make unexpected plane changes in Los Angeles on the way from San Diego to Texas can do that.
They looked plenty lifeless against the Rangers, managing only seven hits. Yet they still could have pulled out the win, but when you're bouncing into four double plays, it can make it difficult to put runs on the board.
The Dodgers kept getting the leadoff runner on base and then erasing the threat by hitting into double plays. They went 0 for seven with runners in scoring position.
The Dodgers finally figured out a way to score in the eighth inning. Yasmani Grandal dispensed with all this double-play nonsense by hitting a solo home run to deep center. It was his eighth of the year.
The Dodgers tried to do more damage in the inning when