Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager has not lost any confidence in the Dodgers offense despite their recent struggles. Although the Dodgers have scored 11 runs in the last two games, they scored just 11 runs in their previous six matchups.
Seager doesn’t think the inconsistent offense is a problem for this veteran laden team. The shortstop provided his thoughts after Saturday’s 5-4 win against the San Diego Padres.
“There’s a lot of professionals in this clubhouse. Everybody goes about their business. Everybody knows what they need to do to get ready.”
The Dodgers have struggled mightily against left-handed pitching this year. Collectively, the team is slashing .211/.303/.333 against opposing southpaws through Saturday. No matter how talented a team is, a .303 OBP presents a significant hurdle in producing runs and winning games.
Unfortunately, Seager is part of the problem. The 2020 NLCS and World Series MVP owns a paltry .690 OPS against lefties compared to .878 against righties.
The Dodgers have long been a lefty-handed heavy lineup. In this reliever dominated era of baseball, the Dodgers will have to reaffirm that they can hit lefties.
Seager believes the lineup is doing the right things, but hasn’t gotten the right results as of late.
“We’ve had moments where we’ve hit the ball hard. We just haven’t had that big hit and that moment to pass the baton and keep things going.”
After a hard fought series against the Padres, the Dodgers host the Cincinnati Reds in a three game set at Chavez Ravine.
Current projections have the Dodgers facing off against three right-handed starters: Tyler Mahle, Jeff Hoffman, and Sonny Gray.
The Reds rank 26th in team ERA and have given up an average of 6.8 runs over their last five games.
After gaining some traction over the weekend, Seager and the Dodgers should have every opportunity to put a slew of crooked numbers in the coming days.