The Dodgers have been going through a difficult period since they faced the Atlanta Braves. After losing three of four to Atlanta, the team has dropped the first two games to the Miami Marlins in embarrassing fashion.
However, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts didn’t think this series was a letdown.
“I don’t think there’s a letdown,” Roberts said. “I think there was a really good series with the Braves, and they won three of four. But these guys (the Marlins) are fighting for their lives right now. You see that energy. But I don’t think that’s a letdown. I thought we were in control until we weren’t. I don’t think it’s a letdown.”
Every baseball team goes through good and bad periods. In August, the Dodgers seemed to have difficulty losing a game, and now they’ve gone cold. The Dodgers are as good as any team in baseball, though, so this difficult period shouldn’t last long. Over the course of the 162-game season, teams experience both offensive and pitching slumps. Unfortunately, the Dodgers have both offensive and pitching slumps at this time.
Neither Clayton Kershaw nor Lance Lynn had good command in the first two games against Miami, who is fighting for a playoff berth and need these games much more than LA.
The Dodgers don’t need to worry yet, but hopefully the team wakes up as we get closer to the postseason.
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