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Dodgers’ Offense And Bullpen Struggles in 7-5 Loss To The Phillies

Jul 5, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Cody Bellinger (35) reacts during his at-bat against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the eighth inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

The Dodgers struggles continue with Wednesday’s 7-5 loss over the Phillies. This is what happened:

Philadelphia struck first in the 2nd inning with a couple of singles and a double, putting them ahead 2-0. That two-run lead didn’t last long thanks to a solo shot off the bat of Chris Taylor the very next inning!

Alex Wood would bounce back after that second inning and end up going six innings, allowing just three hits!

Kiké Hernandez would come to the plate in the 7th with Chase Utley on third base and pull a double down the left field line, tying the game at 2. Later on in the inning, Cody Bellinger would get an opportunity with two on and two out. Just like he has done all year, Bellinger came up huge with a bases-clearing double to put the Dodgers up, 4-2!

But unfortunately, the struggles continued. Ross Stripling came on in the bottom of the 7th and gave up a 2-run home run and solo home run to put the Phillies back in the lead at 5-4.

Then in the top of the 8th, Austin Barnes worked a leadoff walk and score on a Chase Utley ground ball, but that would be it for the offense. Five runs is not bad at all, especially when the offense has struggled as much as it has in September. It just wasn’t enough tonight against one of the worst teams in all of baseball.

Unfortunately, the Phillies still had some life in them and scored a couple in the bottom of the 8th. Brandon Morrow was called upon to clean up the bases-loaded mess that Luis Avilan had created. But even Morrow, who has been so solid this year, couldn’t get the job done and gave up a 2-run double to Aaron Altherr.

The Dodgers will finish the road trip on Thursday at 10:05 AM PT and will then head home for a weekend series against the Giants.

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Written by Alex Perez

Whittier College Alumnus.
Editor In Chief of Dodgers Nation.
Lifelong Dodgers fan.

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  1. Seems 2 me the Dodgers r trying 2 start another long losing streak in double figures. They might not even make it past da 1st round. Hopefully I’m wrong.

  2. Well here we go again after 3 years of disappointment of hoping the Dodgers would be in the world series it looks gloomy again. What is wrong with this team they have a lot of talent and the new guys on the team are good players too but if the Dodgers think that 1 run or two or three runs will be enough to win a championship it won’t this team was beating every team they played and then the they started slumping and losing 10 or more games I really think it is a mind set that when they get behind they almost give up the Phillies aren’t that good of a team until they played the Dodgers and I really think that we will see another year of the Dodgers going down to defeat. I hope it doesn’t happen but something has to change real quick if the Dodgers are going to win it all so go Dodgers and have a no give up attitude!

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