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Dodgers look to beat Padres, increase potassium levels

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Kiké Hernandez introduced the rally banana on Friday night.
Kiké Hernandez introduced the rally banana on Friday night.
Photo: Jon SooHoo | LA Dodgers

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers go for a second straight win on Saturday night, hosting the Padres in the middle game of weekend series at Dodger Stadium. But mostly, the Dodgers will try to embrace the power of the rally banana.

Mike Bolsinger has allowed two runs in his three starts with the Dodgers, which is just what the Dodgers need after scoring a total of four runs in their last six games. There have only been three stretches in franchise history with worse offensive futility than this current six-game stretch - 2012 (two runs in six games, including five shutouts), 1961 (three runs), and 1984 (three runs, and amazingly the club went 2-4; the other two squads were 0-6).

This Dodgers team is 2-4 during their six-game drought, with the second win coming on the strength of a solo home run in the eighth inning by Joc Pederson on Friday night.

All the while, super utility man Enrique Hernandez was in the dugout, extolling the virtues of potassium.

This new trend does seem to have some appeal.

Game info

Time 7:10 p.m. PT

TV: SportsNet LA, MLB Network