The Dodgers have just a few games left to tighten things up before the season. With Opening Day in Colorado next week, now is the time that they are looking for guys to get locked in. And Thursday’s game in Surprise, Arizona didn’t instill a whole lot of confidence in anyone, including Dave Roberts.
Playing against the Rangers, the Dodgers offense collected just 4 total hits. Will Smith tripled off of the wall in center and came in to score off of a sacrifice fly by Chris Taylor as one of the only two runs for Los Angeles in the loss.
After the game, Doc seemed visibly disappointed in the production from his team. The Dodgers skipper spoke about the day being overall bad and emphasized that they needed to get things going with the season coming up.
“Today wasn’t good. Not a good day. Individually, there have been some guys that have had good camps. But overall it just needs to get better. … The season isn’t going to wait for us. We’ve got to get going.”
For the most part, guys are starting to put things together. But there are a few names that have struggled greatly, the most obvious being Cody Bellinger. Bellinger did not play in their Spring game on Thursday afternoon, but he has become the Spring Training strikeout king.
Meanwhile, the pitching also did not find a groove on Thursday. Ryan Pepiot got knocked around again, surrendering three runs in his two innings of work. Victor Gonzalez, Daniel Hudson, and Blake Treinen all gave up solo homeruns in this one pitching out of relief.