After one of their best stretch of games on the season, the Dodgers have suddenly forgotten how to hit in critical moments. They have lost 4 of their last 7 games, and the offense is the main culprit for their lack of recent success.
This isn’t to say that they have gone completely cold, as they have still been averaging over 4 runs per game. The issue has been timely hitting, namely coming up with a big hit in a key situation. All 4 of their recent losses have been by 1 or 2 runs, and they have left a combined 40 runners on base throughout the 7-game stretch.
This lack of production is never ideal, but it hurts much more when the team is in the middle of a tight playoff race. There may be a potential solution lingering in the minor leagues, however, and it seems as if the team may finally be nearing a breaking point to pull the trigger. We’re talking, of course, about the one and only Matt Beaty, who Dave Roberts acknowledged is an option to be called up in the near future.
We’re talking about it. Matt [Beaty] is down there taking at-bats every day, and that’s a good thing. He’s performing down there, so we’re having talks every day. He’s front of mind certainly.
You certainly don’t expect Beaty to come in and completely save this team, but he is more than capable of putting together a quality at-bat, which is really all this team needs right now. He has been absolutely tearing the cover off the ball in AAA, as he has hit .357 during his time there this season.
With the Dodgers currently 2.5 games behind the first-place Giants and less than a month left in the season, this team cannot afford to waste any more time. They desperately need to try something new, which means Matt Beaty needs to be on the next flight to Los Angeles.