What the hell was that?
After a three-game sweep of the Padres in San Diego and winning 12 of 13 games, the Dodgers lost two of three at home to the Rockies, the worst road team in all of baseball. No seriously, what the hell?
With the Giants on the road at Atlanta, this weekend was supposed to be a golden opportunity for the Dodgers to make up ground on their rivals. Instead, they remained exactly 2.5 games back. Atlanta was able to win two of three, but unfortunately the Dodgers dropped two of three as well.
Had LA taken care of business, they could have been just half a game back of the Giants for the division lead. Instead, they remain 2.5 games back and it’s almost September.
For the three games this weekend, the Dodgers offense recorded only 16 hits. That’s a number that they could nearly reach in one game, especially two fairly easily. Instead, they averaged a little over five hits. Offensively, they scored only seven runs. Again, this Dodgers lineup has the capability to score seven runs a night. To score that over a three game stretch? At home? Against the ROCKIES? Seriously, what’s going on?
This Dodgers offense is in a massive slump right now. It’s kind of lost underneath all of the wins because of the pitching, but it’s concerning at this point.
#Dodgers offense across MLB since August 16— Blake Harris (@BlakeHarrisTBLA) August 29, 2021
.206 AVG (2nd worst)
25.2 K% (4th worst)
.281 OBP (3rd worst)
81 wRC+ (6th worst)
Thank goodness the pitching has been so good and kept them in most games
Going back to August 16, the Dodgers have scored more than five runs only one time. Just once. Again, this team should be scoring that with ease. They just can’t get anything going at the plate.
Yes, I know there is plenty of time. The Dodgers can turn this around. But still, weekends like this shouldn’t happen. They simply shouldn’t.
This is the biggest week of the season for LA. The Atlanta Braves come to town, who have been one of the hottest teams in baseball since the All-Star break. They’ll follow that up with three games in San Francisco against the Giants, the final series with them of the season.
The offense needs to snap out of its funk now, and the Dodgers need to start picking up some ground in the standings before it is too late.
- The Dodgers have their pitching for the next week set up. Mike DiGiovanna from the LA Times writes about what we can expect next week.
- Thomas Carannante of Dodgers Way writes about Blake Treinen having one of the best contracts in baseball
- Nate Eckert of Prospects 1500 shares his mid-season update on the Dodgers’ top 50 prospects