The Dodgers’ loss on Thursday night against the Padres was incredibly disappointing. Walker Buehler wasn’t flawless, but he was able to hold the dangerous San Diego lineup to 2 runs in 7 innings. That’s about the best you can hope for against a team as good as them.
The more disappointing part of the loss was the offense. Ryan Weathers held them to just a base hit through 5.2 innings provided by Buehler. The Dodgers were able to muscle out a pair of homeruns in the 7th but that would prove to be it for them.
The Dodgers also threatened in the 8th by loading the bases, but an excellent play by Jake Cronenworth killed any chance of a rally. Despite the lack of production, Dave Roberts continues to insist that he is not worried about his offense.
We’ve got a lot of good offensive players who have trach records to back it up. So again, I think we’ll be fine. There are always parts of a season where there’s a lull offensively. That happens. Those pitchers are pretty good too. But I’m not worried about our offense.
To say that the Dodgers offense has hit a wall would be an understatement, They’ve hit a collective .202 in the last 13 games and just .126 in the last 5 games. That can partially be attributed to facing some really good pitchers, but there’s certainly more to it.
The bad thing is that they’re about to face 3 more really good pitchers in this Padres series. Going up against Yu Darvish, Blake Snell, and the red hot Joe Musgrove isn’t ideal timing with the bats. But the Dodgers are going to have to find a way to manufacture runs while their pitchers continue to throw the ball very well.