The Los Angeles Dodgers continue to struggle at home, and find themselves in a slump, a 5-for-34 slump going into Saturday’s game vs. the San Diego Padres.
The Dodgers hoped to snap a 5-game losing streak, but instead found themselves with yet another loss dropping to 12-13 on the season.
Although Chase Utley hit a 2-run homer it wasn’t enough to overcome the Padres losing 5-2.
Can't touch this. ? pic.twitter.com/FCRUpsxAUS
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 1, 2016
Pitcher Ross Stripling drops to 0-2 in his starts this season, despite hitting a career-high in strikeouts.
Career-high sixth strikeout for Ross Stripling with two out in the fifth.
— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) May 1, 2016
The Dodgers find themselves on a six game losing streak and in a position they haven’t been in since 2013.
#Dodgers 6 game losing streak is longest since May 2013 when they lost 8 consecutive before going on 42-9 run.
— David Vassegh (@THEREAL_DV) May 1, 2016
The 42-9 run sounds good right about now, but the Dodgers only have one more home game before going on a 5-game road trip to face the Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays.
Going into the matchup manager Dave Roberts looked to change things up thus giving Yasiel Puig the day off.
“I thought he needed a day to clear his mind,” Roberts said before his team faced San Diego. “It’s not the body, because we’ve given him days off. I think he’s just trying to do a little bit too much.”
Following the teams loss on Friday to the Padres, Roberts said he believed the teams struggles were more mental.
The only thing saving the Dodgers from losing first place in the NL West is that three of the five teams in the division currently have a losing streak. The San Francisco Giants, also racking up losses, stand at No. 2 in the NL West at 12-13.
— IG: Hernandez_LA (@EHernandezTV) May 1, 2016
Adrian Gonzalez recognized that:
Adrian Gonzalez wrote this on the Dodgers clubhouse white board the second they walked in from tonight's loss pic.twitter.com/C62ziJ2pAm
— Ryan Walton (@RyanWaltonSBN) May 1, 2016