It’s been a rough start to the season and Dodgers president Stan Kasten feels everyone’s pain. Last night, the Dodgers were swept for the second consecutive series as they saw their losing streak reach seven.
First baseman Adrian Gonzalez re-aggravtated a neck injury and it’s unknown whether or not he’ll be in the lineup tomorrow.
Speaking to Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times, Kasten shared his frustrations:
“We’re as disappointed as any fans are about the slow start and the difficulty we’ve had so far,” Kasten said. “I’m expecting it to turn around and I’m looking forward to it, because nights like the ones we’ve had in the last couple weeks are tough for all of us.”
Kasten feels the pain that we all feel about this team: a $200 million payroll shouldn’t be 13-20 and the injuries to Gonzalez, Hanley Ramirez and Zach Greinke to name a few have derailed any sort of momentum early on.
The team welcomes the Miami Marlins to Chavez Ravine this weekend and while it’s hard to say a sweep is necessary, it’s getting to that point.
So far this season, the Dodgers rank second-to-last in runs scored and their pitching depth has disappeared with several injuries.
It’s difficult to judge the team since there have been so many moving parts as the Dodgers have already used the disabled list a whopping 14 times this season. The left side of the infield has been non-existent offensively and Nick Punto has as many home runs as Matt Kemp.
While its May 9 and everyone is frustrated, there are still 129 games left in the season to get the ship turned around.