It was a weird week for the Dodgers between playing at home and in Atlanta. They took 2 of 3 from the Cardinals earlier in the week only to drop 2 of 3 to the Braves. They scored plenty of runs, but not always at the right time.
Inconsistency has been the word that defines the Dodgers offense in 2021. Dave Roberts described it that way after the loss on Sunday. Sometimes that bats come out and score 11 runs in an inning, but sometimes they just go silent.
One guy that’s seen his fair share of team struggles is Albert Pujols. Now in his 21st year in the league, Pujols has seen it all. And the newest Dodgers free agent signing remains unconcerned from what he has seen out of this team early on.
It’s a long season. Sometimes you’re gonna hit those spurts here and there where you get a good winning streak and sometimes you’re gonna have some bad outings out there where we don’t score a lot of runs for our pitchers.
As long as the Dodgers can keep those winning spurts up longer than the losing ones, they should be fine. But it’s hard to not be concerned with the product on the field right now. Especially when the offense is squandering really good pitching.
But the Dodgers still have a few guys they need to get going. Cody Bellinger looks like he is starting to find his swing after months on the injured list. Zach McKinstry has just 1 hit in his 16 at-bats since returning from an oblique injury. And Will Smith is even going through it with the bat.
Eventually, all of the pieces are going to come together. It’s not a question of if, but rather when.