Stop me if you've heard this before, but the Dodgers' offense is struggling right now. The Dodgers scored one run in Monday's loss to the Pirates, the fourth time in eight May games that the Dodgers have scored zero or one run. The Dodgers have scored 17 runs in eight games this month, an average of 2.13 per game. Not surprisingly, the club is 2-6 in May.
A main culprit has been the Dodgers' lack of hitting with runners in scoring position. Part of the lack of production has been simply a lack of opportunities; the Dodgers' 72 plate appearances with RISP in May is 13th out of 16 teams in the NL. However, when they have had runners in scoring position, the Dodgers have not hit at all, hitting a robust .182/.236/.258.
|Dodgers With RISP In May|
|Kemp||9||2-7, int. walk, HBP||2|
|Ethier||8||3-8, home run||3|
||5||0-4, sac fly||1|
|Total||72||12-66, 2 doubles, HR||15|