Dodgers Shut Out in Chase and Coors Fields In the Same Season; Only 2nd Time Ever

Really? A shut out? Here?

When last night's shutout of the Dodgers in Arizona at Chase Field is paired with the blanking Los Angeles received at the hands of Rockies pitching in Coors Field on August 27 (Josh Beckett's Dodgers debut sixteen days ago), one finds that the current Dodgers offense has been shut out in both hitter paradises in the same season for only the second time ever.

The only other LA team to sink to such a low before was the highly offensively challenged 2003 Dodgers who batted a collective .243 / .303 / .368, 79 OPS+ that year, becoming one of the worst Dodger offenses in recent memory. (Heck, even the 1968 Dodgers had a 90 OPS+.) Those lineups featured a damaged labrum (Shawn Green), a struggling Adrian (Adrian Beltre), and a rapidly declining import (Fred McGriff); drawing parallels to the current squad is left as an exercise to the reader. This is the depths to which the run-scoring futility has sunk for the Dodger bats.

In fact, that 2003 team was shut out at Chase Field twice that season, on July 26 and September 11, while the Colorado goose eggs were laid on May 28. The skillful starters for those games? Shawn Chacon threw eight zeroes for the Rockies. Elmer Dessens went seven scoreless for the first Arizona whitewash, while that accomplishment was later matched by none other than Chris Capuano.

The Dodgers will try not to match the 2003 exactly by scoring some runs in Phoenix tonight.

Game Time: 6:40 p.m.

TV: Prime Ticket

MLB Gameday

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join True Blue LA

You must be a member of True Blue LA to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at True Blue LA. You should read them.

Join True Blue LA

You must be a member of True Blue LA to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at True Blue LA. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker