Dodgers Offense Ties a Record Set Over 50 Years Ago

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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  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