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Dodgers’ Freddie Freeman Not Concerned With Recent Slump: ‘It’s Baseball’

With their 4-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday, the Los Angeles Dodgers were officially swept and have lost five straight games. The Dodgers have found themselves in a slump, as their lineup has struggled to see consistency.

Over their five game losing streak, the Dodgers have recorded more than three runs just once. They’ve been shut out once and held to just one run twice during this span, despite ranking second in MLB in total runs. The Dodgers have also gone without hitting a home run in four of these five games.

Even with the slump, Freddie Freeman is not worried. Instead he’s keeping things in perspective that there is still plenty of time left this season.

“It’s May, it’s baseball — we play 162 games,” Freeman said to reporters. “We’re not going to be on all year, and we come in every day and keep working. One day it’s going to work for us.”

Freeman is right in this regard that there’s no reason to worry yet. There are still over 100 games left in the season. Along with this, the Dodgers have already gotten out of a slump before this season. In mid-April, the Dodgers lost six of eight games, including a sweep at the hands of the Washington Nationals.

The other positive for the Dodgers is they still lead the NL West with a 33-22 record, the second-best record in the National League. However, the Dodgers do have two serious threats in the San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres, both whom are within five games of Los Angeles.

The Dodgers will look to return to the form they showed early in the month, when they won their first seven games in May with dominant sweeps over the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins.

They’ll get their chance to rebound starting with a doubleheader on Tuesday against the New York Mets. The last time the Dodgers faced the Mets, they broke out of their previous slump with a 10-0 victory.

Photo Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

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Eva Geitheim

Eva graduated from UCLA in 2023 with a bachelor's degree in Communication. She has been covering college and professional sports since 2022.

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