LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers look to rebound from losing a series at home to a bad offensive team with a bad road record, by facing a team that is even worse on offense and with an even worse mark away from home. The Phillies come to town for four games beginning Monday night at Dodger Stadium.
But for those fearing deja vu, take solace in this: the Phillies are like the Mets, but without the pitching, and the Dodgers will miss facing ace Cole Hamels, who started Sunday for Philadelphia.
Hamels pitched seven scoreless innings on Sunday and the Phillies won, but that snapped a six-game losing streak. The Phillies have lost nine of their last 11 games and are 9-30 in their last 39 games.
The Phillies are 10-31 on the road, have been outscored by 133 runs in 84 games (1.58 runs per game) and are on pace for 108 losses.
The Dodgers though are in a malaise of their own, just 24-27 in their last 51 games (after a 22-10 start), outscored 181-175 during that span.
"For the most part, we haven't really scored consistently," manager Don Mattingly said on Sunday. "We've pitched pretty well, we've caught the ball pretty good, but just haven't scored consistently."
Among National League teams, the Dodgers are tied for the most games with six or more runs (29) but also tied for the third-most games with two or fewer runs (33).
Time: 7:10 p.m. PT
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