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Dodgers Offense Ties a Record Set Over 50 Years Ago

The bats have come ALIVE.



The Dodgers offense has come out swinging over the last few games. In the final game against the Cardinals, Los Angeles put up a jaw-dropping 11 runs in the first inning. They would go on to win that game 14-3 and take the series. 

On Friday night in Atlanta, they once again showed up with the bats ready to go. Sort of. It took them a few innings to break through before they put up an 8 spot in the 5th and knocked Ian Anderson out of the game. The Dodgers would go on to win that one 9-5.

As it turns out, that 5th innings helped the Dodgers match a 52 year-old-record set by the Astros in 1969. They became the first team since that year to have an 11+ run inning in one game and an 8+ run inning in their next game. 

Funny enough, the Dodgers did a lot of their damage on Friday night by not using the bat. After Gavin Lux’s double, a series of sacrifice bunts, fielder’s choices, and walks resulted in 4 runs to take the lead. A few more hits and walks later and Los Angeles had a 7-run lead. 

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The Dodgers have a few tough matchups remaining this weekend though, getting Charlie Morton tonight and Max Fried on Sunday. Let’s hope the red hot offense can keep it going and get a series win over the Braves. 

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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. The loss on the one run games is costly. Last year you did good. I really like the Dodgers but when I see them having a difficult time swinging that bat I have to ask myself why. A natural thing to do is to blink or close you eyes at bat. If you can’t see the ball anymore, it might not be safe for you to bat

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