Alright, it may be time to sound the alarm. The Los Angeles Dodgers have really struggled as of late, and against the team they could face in the first round of the playoffs. Tonight they dropped a game that went into extra innings, with a final score of 3-1.
The game was a pitching duel, with both Zack Greinke and Hyun-Jin Ryu having superb outings. The downfall came in the top of the 10th when an error by Justin Turner (Throw home hit the base-runner) cost the Dodgers 2 runs. Granted, the inning began with Pedro Baez walking a pair, so the blame can defintiely be spread.
Although it is unlikely that the Dodgers will surrender the NL West title, it shouldn’t just be counted out. After last night the Dodgers are 11.5 games up on the Dbacks. It seems like a lot, but if this slump doesn’t end, it won’t be hard at all for the Dbacks to swoop in. Luckily, we’ve seen these Dodgers be the best team in baseball for the majority of the year, and it’s only a matter of time before the bats and pitching come around.
The Dodgers’ players don’t seem to down on this recent slump either. In fact, Yasmani Grandal, who hit a home run Wednesday night, even said he’s glad it’s happening. He’s happy to be challenged and better now than in October. Justin Turner also mentioned that he isn’t phased by the slump and is attempting to remain focused.
When the bat drops. ? pic.twitter.com/32zvJJQmQc
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 6, 2017
The Dodgers’ are looking to take one more swing at the Dbacks for the last time in the regular season. Kenta Maeda will go up against Taijuan Walker as the Dodgers’ bats look to find footing against the righty.
Stay loyal Dodgers fans. When there is a slump there is always a bounce back. There is plenty of time to bounce back this year and make something happen in October. Trust the process.
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