It’s tough to say if this past week was a season-low for the Dodgers, but it certainly wasn’t good. The team has already had to endure a stretch of games that saw them go 5-15 and fail to score runs on a regular basis. Part of that can be blamed on health, but not all of it.
The Dodgers started off the week by getting swept right out of San Diego. The Padres came out swinging and brought the intensity from the moment the first pitch was thrown on Monday. It showed and Los Angeles got dominated.
Then the Dodgers came home looking for an easy matchup against the Cubs’ Zach Davies. Instead, they walked away with a loss and having got no-hit by Chicago’s pitching staff, who had to use 4 different arms.
Dave Roberts was asked what it was like walking away from a sweep only to get no-hit at home.
No one likes to lose, but to lose three on the road to a division rival and then come home and get no-hit, that doesn’t make anyone feel good. I think the word embarrassment probably sums it up.
To their credit, the Dodgers responded very well from that tough stretch of games. They came out and beat the Cubs over the next 3 games and took the series from them over the weekend. Excellent pitching can be credited for those wins, but the bats also came alive when it mattered.
Now the Dodgers are hoping for a good start to this week. They face off against the Giants at home for 2 games with Trevor Bauer on the mound to start the series. They will have to face Kevin Gausman on Tuesday though, and that will be a real test for this offense.