The Dodgers had not been very good on the road heading into San Francisco. For the most part, that coincided with the incredible slump the team was on. That was when they were stuck in a stretch where they lost 15 of 20 games.
But coming into this series against the Giants, the Dodgers had a different look about them. Obviously, there are some new faces, but that wasn’t all that looked different. The team looked like they were having fun and it had been showing on the field.
When asked about the success of the team on this road trip, Dave Roberts agreed that the vibe was different. The Dodgers skipper talked about winning a few games in San Fran and they hope that it would continue to carry over.
I think it’s just there is a good vibe. Guys are doing what they can to help us win a baseball game. We know we’ve got guys coming back, but still the starting pitching, in particular, has been really good. The guys in the pen so far have been great and just the timely hitting. We’re off to a good start, and like I said the vibe in the clubhouse is really good.
During that losing streak, it was rare to see any energy from the team. Even when they did manage to scratch across some runs, they looked dead in the dugout. That’s obviously changed over the last few weeks with the Dodgers winning 11 of 12.
The boys are having fun, and that’s bad news for the rest of the league. Let’s hope the Dodgers can keep having some fun in Houston this week as they take on the Astros.