Didi Gregorius

Dodgers fail to produce much against Yankees in another loss to a left-hander

Dodgers fail to produce much against Yankees in another loss to a left-hander

At 19 minutes past 9 p.m. on Tuesday, the crowd at Yankee Stadium rose in applause and an opening appeared for the Dodgers. After six innings and change of dominance, New York Yankees starter CC Sabathia was leaving the game. Yankees fans cheered because of Sabathia’s performance; Dodgers fans felt heartened because Sabathia throws with his left hand, and their club cannot solve those pitchers.

It was too late to strike. Subdued by Sabathia, the Dodgers could not break into the Yankees bullpen in a 3-0 defeat. The team’s futility against left-handed pitching has hovered beneath the surface for months, but as October approaches, the team’s Achilles’ heel has drawn more...

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