The Dodgers have gone 2-7 in their last nine games, averaging 2.9 runs per game -- and that includes the 10 they scored Sunday against the
The Dodgers have been held to two runs or fewer in 21 of their last 37 games. They look like a very different offensive team and the frustration only grows as the slump deepens.
How does this happen? How does a team go from leading the
Hey, it's a team sport. And most everyone in the lineup not named
Yasiel Puig | .194/.256/.366 | 0 | 2
Joc Pederson | .250/.400/.536 | 2 | 3
Yasmani Grandal | .269/.387/.615 | 3 | 4
That' s right, it takes a village. The most expensive team in sports history is pretty much going through a lineup-wide slump. Kendrick, Ethier and Rollins have combined to drive in zero runs in this stretch, and Gonzalez -- still their most important hitter -- has driven in one and hit .205/.275/.313 in his last 22 games.
As the Dodgers keep saying, they’re too good a team to continue down this offensive path. But as the offensive struggles continue, they have allowed the rest of the
For now, Manager Don Mattingly tries juggling the pieces -- Wednesday he has Enrique Hernandez playing second and leading off against the Cubs -- but the results seldom vary. Knowing that something similar happens to every team during the course of the season doesn't make it any more palatable now.