The Dodgers dropped another extra-innings game on Wednesday night in Chicago. It completed a three-game sweep by the Cubs that really highlighted just how far the team is from their usual selves.
Having lost 13 of their last 17 games, there’s expected to be some frustrations within the clubhouse. Especially after hard-fought games that lead to extra-innings like the last few nights. It’s worse when any leads they get late are constantly wasted.
Max Muncy spoke about the frustration with the team following the loss. The Dodgers first baseman appears to be breaking out of his offensive slump, but it’s going to take more than that. According to him, the whole team knows that they’re better than this.
Yeah, we’re absolutely frustrated. We’re way better than this. Period. We’re way better than this. Period.
The frustration could be heard just in the way that Muncy approached the question. And it’s entirely understandable at this point. The Dodgers should be winning these games and they’re just not getting it done. Dave Roberts touched on the things leading to the team’s failure.
The bottom line is that the little things across the board we’re just not finishing, executing the way we’re capable of doing. And like I said last night, and it sounds like I’m on repeat but we need to do a better job.
Walker Buehler had a pretty good outing wasted by the Dodgers’ inability to come through in big spots. That was on the offense and the defense Wednesday night. But he hasn’t lost faith, knowing they have the right guys to turn things around.
Obviously, we’ve got to expect some of these things to turn for us. I think we have the people in this clubhouse to get the big hit or make the big pitch.
At this point, who knows what it’s going to take to get the Dodgers out of their funk. But you gotta figure at some point things are going to start going their way. We can only hope to be so lucky at this point.