During their current five-game losing streak, the Los Angeles Dodgers have managed to only score nine runs. No matter what kind of team you are, even if you have a fantastic all-around pitching staff, scoring 1.8 runs per game is definitely not something that is a viable way to sustain success. This has been a problem over the last little while.
Then again, if you were to ask catcher Yasmani Grandal, the team hasn’t “gone really bad.” And perhaps he’s right. It’s not like the team stinks or anything. They were in every single one of the five straight games that they lost. That’s the hilarity of the entire situation. They weren’t exactly being blown out in those games at all.
“I’ve been on teams that have gone really bad and we’re not going bad,” [Yasmani] Grandal said. “We just have to keep on playing our game. We know that every time we step out on the field, we’re the best team no matter what’s going on. We have the talent, we have the guys who can do it, and let’s just come back tomorrow and do it all over again.”
More to Grandal’s point, the Dodgers were only trailing after five innings in one of those five games, and that was last night’s game when they trailed 1-0 before Grandal hit a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth inning. The team is right there, but they’re just not getting it done as of right now. That will assuredly change in the coming days.