These last couple of games have been tough for the Dodgers. Their hitting is not up to their regular standard. If the Dodgers want to succeed this season, this is going to have to improve.
Recently, the Dodgers went up against the Atlanta Braves and it did not end well for them. Even Dave Roberts said that “it has been inconsistent,” when asked about how the team has been performing so far this season.
"It's been inconsistent, I think. There's been some really good play and some mediocre play." Dave Roberts shares his thoughts on the #Dodgers season so far with @Kdubblive. pic.twitter.com/5BBosc0j4S
— SportsNet LA (@SportsNetLA) June 6, 2021
So let’s start with talking about some of the players on this lineup.
Mookie Betts (.258 BA), who has had an incredible career has not been hitting as well this season, with only 5 total home runs, while the highest number of home runs this season is at 18. Betts has been seeing the ball well, but he needs to step it up and start hitting dingers.
Justin Turner (.270 BA) is also a big part of this lineup and had an incredible start to the season. Turner hit 6 home runs just in the month of April. However, in the month of May, he only hit 3 more home runs, totaling just 9 so far. Although Turner is able to get on base and has been doing well so far, he needs to have another month like April to get the Dodgers out of their slump.
On the upside, Cody Bellinger is back in action and even hit a dinger in his fifth game back. It’s definitely an advantage for the Dodgers to have one of their stars back, but since he has been out for so long, it will take time for him to adjust.
Utility man Chris Taylor (.275 BA) has been having a really good season. But if this year is going to be the road to repeat for LA, then he is going to have to take this momentum and use it to his advantage. Taylor has had a total of 7 home runs this season. Finally, Gavin Lux (.238 BA) has had his time to shine with 5 homers so far.
This season has been unpredictable for the Dodgers as they continue to go through highs and lows. This is the time for them to step up their game. These next few weeks will see LA playing some of the weaker teams in baseball, starting with the Pirates today, who are performing the worst in their division. So, hopefully, we should see improvements from the team soon.