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Dodgers’ Mookie Betts Addresses LA’s Recent Offensive Struggles

The Los Angeles Dodgers find themselves in unchartered waters Sunday afternoon. They dropped their fifth straight for a season-high losing streak and were swept out of Cincinnati by a final score of 4-1.

Los Angeles only scored one run on Saturday and Sunday being outscored 16-8 in the three games combined. But, the offensive struggles go back further than the weekend’s series against the Reds. The last 17 games have been poor displays of offense.

Before Sunday’s game, the Dodgers were averaging just 3.6 runs per game over a 16-game stretch. After Sunday’s loss, the Dodgers only mustered one run or less seven times in 17 games.

“Just gotta keep going,” Mookie Betts told reporters including Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register. “There’s no words that anybody can say that’s going to make us all of a sudden start hitting. If that was the case, we would have done it a long time ago. So it’s just part of the game. Again, you just gotta figure out a way. There’s nothing nobody can really say or do. Well, I guess there is something — just get it done.”

The team has had a recurring problem throughout the season which has been highlighted during this stretch — a lack of production with runners in scoring position.

“Yeah, that’s exactly what it is,” Betts said of the need for timely hitting. “But I mean — it’s baseball. You’re gonna go through your ups and you’re gonna go through your downs. You just can’t get too low or too high. Just gotta ride the wave. Unfortunately, we’re not getting it done right now. Everyone wants to get it done. It’s not like we’re not trying. But we’re not getting it done. So we gotta figure out a way.”

The Dodgers will hope to figure out their way against the New York Mets next. The three-game series begins Monday afternoon at 1:10.

Photo Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports

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Maren Angus

Maren Angus-Coombs was born in Los Angeles and raised in Nashville, Tenn. She is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and has been a sports writer since 2008. Despite being raised in the South, her sports obsession has always been in Los Angeles. She is currently a staff writer for Dodgers Nation and the LA Sports Report Network.


  1. This is nothing short of pathetic. Outscored 27 – 11 in the current 5 game losing streak, their longest since 2018 season. Swept for the first time since last June, this time by the Reds, you know, the team we just took 3 out of 4 from a little over a week ago? Take away the 6 runs in the 9-6 first game against Cinncy and that’s 5 runs in 3 games, or a meager 1/25 runs per game. Hey, kind of a preview of another failed NLDS, where our losing streak now sits at 6 games in a row. No explanation or attempts to fix, just weak rationalization of “we need to do better”. Mookie is speaking right from the Dave Roberts “I Don’t Know What to Do or Why”? playbook. Fantastic.

  2. Sigh, should have read before clicking post comment: longest regular season losing streak since 2019, not 2018. And 5 runs in the other 4 games (not 3) for a 1.25 RPG, nit 1/25. Sorry fellas. This team is making me crazy. No fixes or attempts to in May does not bode well for fixes – or the clear lack thereof – in October. Sigh…again.

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