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Dodgers: AJ Pollock Confident that LA Will Turn Things Around

“Sometimes you go through a little stuff like this.”



The Dodgers have truly struggled to piece things together this season. Just when it seemed that the team had figured things out with a blowout victory against the Cincinnati Reds, they put together back-to-back games with practically zero offense.

Part of the inability to win stems from some bad luck with balls put in play, but that excuse can only be used so much. The reality is that the Dodgers have been incapable of stringing together any kind of rally when it matters most. Following a second consecutive loss to the Brewers on Friday evening, outfielder AJ Pollock gave his thoughts on why the team has struggled lately.

I think we went through a stretch where out at-bats were actually pretty good and our production wasn’t very good, and I think we’ve kind of gone through a stretch now where the quality of at-bats wasn’t as good… It’s tough, it’s frustrating, and it seems awful, but in baseball we play 162 [games]. Sometimes you go through a little stuff like this.

Pollock had one of the team’s two hits on Friday, going deep in the 5th inning to score LA’s only run. It was another terrible performance from the offense and the second straight game in which a brilliant pitching performance was wasted by their inability to score runs.

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While some may be alarmed at the number of games the Dodgers are throwing away, it seems that the team is still calm and collected. Pollock doesn’t see any need to worry, especially given their track record over the years.

We know how potent our offense is, and it’s not going to take much to get this thing clicking again. I think we just have to keep at it. … This skid is not ideal, but we got the type of team that can run off a real hot streak too.

Even after dropping 9 of their past 12, the Dodgers still ended the month 5 games above .500, a sign of how dominant they can be when everything is clicking. It’s no surprise that they’ve struggled with so many players on the IL, but this team expects to win every time they take the field. With so much baseball still left to be played, don’t be surprised if this team goes on an incredible run once they figure things out.

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Written by Daniel Palma

Daniel is an avid sports fan who loves his hometown teams. If he's not watching baseball, you can find him playing or coaching. No matter what, he'll always root for the Boys in Blue!

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  1. Vulnerability to LHP, especially sliders, off speed, and breaking stuff. Too many Dodger players are only competitive against one side of a pitcher. Lefty/righty match ups and Dodgers are seeing better teams outside the NL and AL WEST. Striking out in key situations with RISP instead of putting bat to ball. Again I knew that especially without a DH that this year’s team won’t be as good as last year’s team. Just recall the several occasions so far where Roberts was forced to have the pitcher bat in key run scoring opportunities only to come away empty handed.

  2. Hopefully he will be able to step things up because the rest of the RH hitters have been pathetic!

  3. KIKA WHERE ARE YOU DODGERS NED KIKAS BAT AND FIELDING. VERY BAD TO HAVE LET HIM GO. DR HAS MANAGED HIM SELF INTO A NOTHER LOSS. LET BOB MANAGE. WHAT THE HELL WAS KIRSH PINCHHITTING FOR ? THSES KIND OF DECISIONS WILL LOOSE EVERY GAME.

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