The Dodgers can do something on Wednesday they haven’t done in 25 days: go streaking.
I’m not talking about Mets catcher Patrick Matzeika, who has zero hits in his four major league games but also somehow three runs batted in and two walk-off winners, who has ended up shirtless after his jersey was ripped off in half of his big league games.
I’m not even talking about Dodgers losses, which have come in bunches for over three weeks. They went from not losing three games in a row since August 2019 to having two three-game losing streaks, a four-game losing skid, and two more two-game losing streaks all in a 20-day span ending Friday.
Sunday’s loss to the Angels was the first Dodgers loss that wasn’t either preceded or followed by another loss since April 7.
But on the winning side, the Dodgers have not won consecutive games since April 17, which was the final game of an eight-game win streak that saw them start the season 13-2. Since then, every win has been all by its lonesome self — April 20 in Seattle, April 24 at home against the Padres, April 28 at home against the Reds, May 2 in Milwaukee, May 8 in Anaheim.
That the Dodgers won on Tuesday, so soon after Saturday’s win over the Angels made for the shortest time between LA wins since April 17-20.
Wednesday night’s pitching matchup: Julio Urías vs. Justin Dunn.
Teams: Dodgers (19-17) vs. Mariners (18-18)
Location: Dodger Stadium
Time: 7:10 p.m. PT
TV: SportsNet LA