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Dodgers Fall for Third Straight, Wood Struggles on Getaway Day



Alex Wood, coming off 8 innings of 1-hit ball against the Giants last Friday, struggled with his location in the Dodgers 3-0 loss to the Diamondbacks on a getaway day game in Arizona. It is the third consecutive loss for Los Angeles, completing the series sweep for the Diamondbacks.

Powered by three well-timed doubles, the D-Back bats appeared in control of the game from the outset. They managed to score 1 run in each of the first three innings and cruised the rest of the way.

On the other side of the box score, the Dodgers offense struggled to make contact with the ball – no, literally – against Patrick Corbin. Amazingly, Corbin had an ERA of over 6.00 in his previous few starts against Los Angeles.

To expand on the line of “struggled to make contact”, in this case, we’re really not using that as a turn-of-phrase; held hitless until a two-out, excuse me swing of a double off the bat of Matt Kemp in the 5th inning, the LA bats played a game of chicken with Corbin’s slider all game. The slider won each matchup. Corbin ended up tossing 7.1 innings of one-hit ball, issuing 1 BB and recording a career-high 12 Ks along the way.

The Dodgers offense against Corbin:

 

All in all, outside of a fun 4-2-5-3-4 TOOTBLAN double play, it was another frustrating game to watch, and really a series that we can all be okay with forgetting ever happened.


What’s next for the Dodgers?

Next up is a Thursday off-day, where some of the team may return home to Los Angeles and reset while the rest head to San Francisco in hopes of playing a game on Friday – the caveat being that there is currently a 100% chance of rain on Friday and 70% chance on Saturday. Perhaps a much needed break for Los Angeles to get their heads right.

Written by Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor of Dodgers Nation, and a host and analyst on Dodgers Nation's own Blue Heaven podcast live stream.

He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future.

He's also a sandwich enthusiast, a consummate athlete, and a friend.

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  1. IMO, the Dodgers appear to be ill prepared for the start of the season. Off season preparation doesn’t seem to be as important as yesteryear. A lackluster offense is obviously their biggest concern at this point. I realize Turner’s absence is hurting them, but this team claims depth as their strength. They need a complete reboot before they did a hole that will take them weeks or months to climb out of.

    • You’re right. Totally unprepared and then making some bad decisions. Too many innings for the minor leaguers, and not enough for roster players, especially the last 3 weeks. This roster was clear in February except for Peterson. (This will be corrected shortly).

    • I agree on the team looking unprepared at the start of the season… I’m definitely pinning Jansen’s problems on a lack on ST work, if he’s game ready to start the season, you’re looking at a 4-3 record, which is far more palatable.

      Less in agreement on a reboot, however, I’d ask for a change in game plan. Off-speed pitches have made the hitters looks foolish in the early going. They need to be ready to attack fastballs early. And Chris Taylor needs to stop looking at strike 3 down the middle of the plate.

  2. You play like you practice. Houston at 21-9 during the Spring, sure looks like they took practice a bit more serious than the Dodgers. Time to re-set.

    • Please don’t talk about Houston… it still hurts. 🙁

      But also, you’re right. Hopefully the Thursday off-day (and likely Friday off-day) help the team to reset and improve their approach.

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