Albert Almora

Dodgers fall to the Chicago Cubs, 4-0, as struggles on offense continue

Dodgers fall to the Chicago Cubs, 4-0, as struggles on offense continue

The numbers do not inspire confidence. They do not foretell doom, but they do dampen the thought of a rematch between these two clubs at this park in October. In dropping two of three to the Chicago Cubs, including a 4-0 loss Thursday at Wrigley Field, the Dodgers operated at an obscene rate of offensive inefficiency. The coming weeks will tell if the output this week was an anomaly or a harbinger.

On 24 occasions during these 27 innings, a Dodger came to bat with a runner in scoring position. Only once did a Dodger supply a hit. The team stranded 26 runners and managed only four runs in all. The Cubs combine elite defense with a diverse, stingy pitching staff. The Dodgers (5-5)...

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