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Dodgers: Mental Blunders Lead to a Win Handed to the Giants



After back to back nights of putting up plenty of runs, Dodgers fans had high expectations for Saturday afternoon’s game. Unfortunately, a series of mental errors put them in a position where they could not come back late.

Just looking at the box score, the Dodgers left 15 men on base during Saturday’s game. That alone should tell you what sort of game it was. But unfortunately, it got much worse than an inability to drive runners in.

The Dodgers struggled big time on the basepaths, something that absolutely should not be a part of the game that costs you wins. It started in the third inning when Corey Seager lined out to second base. Justin Turner broke on contact and got doubled up to end the inning.

The following inning, Chris Taylor tried to take third on a throw that skipped away to third base. Taylor got caught easily, potentially ruining a rally. The Dodgers would have had two men on with no one out had he stayed put. The following inning, Joc Pederson got caught too far off of first base on a weak fly ball to center and was also doubled up.

Austin Barnes was also doubled up later on a line drive hit by Mookie Betts. So, to say that the Dodgers did not have their best day on the basepaths would be an understatement. The game ended with a one-run difference as Los Angeles tried to make a late push. Corey Seager drove in two runs in the eighth inning, and Will Smith hit a solo shot in the ninth.

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. MAN…so Turner was running on a hit and run play….
    Pederson…ok
    being thrown out at third on a passed ball….hmmm border line

    but he had to write something….I guess

  2. They, the Dodgers, are not unbeatable. You must play the game and play it professionally. Nothing will be given to you.

  3. dodgers just out coached. Is andrew ever see what a bad manger d.r. is. d.r. to busy hugging the players to learn how and when to coach. some times you have to chew a little.
    attention should be payed on grooming,J.T. cut hair & trim beard short,looked a lot better
    when he was down town with city dudes. D. May looks like some young guy that did not
    have some one to teach him to look like a PRO>

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