Despite suffering the third loss in his last four starts, pitcher Chris Capuano said he remained positive about his club’s outlook for the second half of the season.
The left-hander’s record is now 9-5 after the Dodgers committed five errors in losing Sunday, 7-2, to the San Diego Padres. The Dodgers also lost the prior night, 7-6, on a wild ninth-inning play in which two Padres scored without a pitch being thrown.
The Dodgers next open a three-game series with the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night at Chavez Ravine.
“Going forward, I still feel good about us offensively and defensively, that’s the bright spot,” Capuano said, adding that the Dodgers have had “two tough losses, but we’ll get after the Phillies.”
Capuano also was irked that he was unable to drive in runs during Sunday’s game. Twice the Dodgers had runners in scoring position when the Padres intentionally walked catcher Matt Treanor to pitch to Capuano, and both times Capuano flied out.
“I felt like I could have helped myself a little more at the plate,” Capuano said. “I felt like I got a few good pitches to hit and just missed them.”