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Dodgers News: Fans Worried as LA’s Offense Struggles in Run Scoring Situations

It’s not very difficult to find the reason the Dodgers lost Game 2 of the NLDS against the Padres. It’s the same reason they almost blew Game 1.

The offense, especially with runners in scoring position, has been abysmal.

The team is a combined 3-16 with RISP this series, and has left a whopping 16 runners on base. In Game 2, the Dodgers had runners on 1st and 3rd with nobody out in the 6th inning. They also had runners on 2nd and 3rd with one out in the 7th inning. They scored a combined zero runs.

The Dodgers’ reliance on the home run ball has been worrying, and their inability to put the ball in play and score runs has been agonizing.

Dodger fans took to Twitter to share their concerns with the team’s offense.

These were just a few of the many good takes from Dodger fans on Twitter, so be sure to check those out and join the conversation.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts did speak to the media today about his offense, and shared some encouraging words.

“I like where our offense is at. I really do,” Roberts said. “I think certainly getting Mookie and Justin on track, I expect that to happen. But I think up and down the lineup, guys are taking good team at-bats. It’ll be good to get C.T. in there, and Austin will be catching tomorrow. I think offensively, team offense, we’re going to be okay in the next potential three games.”

Hopefully Roberts is right, as the time is now for the Dodgers to figure things out. If they leave San Diego empty-handed, there will be a lot more questions entering the long offseason.

Are you worried about the team’s lack of production with RISP? Let us know in the comments below!

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Noah Camras

Noah is the Lead Editor for Dodgers Nation. He graduated from USC in 2022 with a B.A. in Journalism and minor in Sports Media Studies. He's been a Dodger fan his whole life, and his all-time favorite Dodgers are Matt Kemp and Russell Martin.


  1. Last series in San Diego, we lost the first game and came back and took the next two. Same thing when the Cardinals were here LA last month. The winner of tonight most likely wins the series and I expect that our hitters will take care of business.

  2. Hey have to do better w/RISP! Tuesday’s game was a continuation of what we saw the last week to ten days of the regular season. The offense has been abysmal. Guys you expect to hit have not done so reliably…won’t mention any names, we all know who they are.

    In addition to the lackluster offense, they have GOT to tidy up the defense. An error & poor choice on a fielders choice by Trea Turner trying to get the force at second on a runner that was going on contact instead of a routine play for the ground out at first didn’t help the cause, either. Neither did the passed ball on Will Smith and the couple of miscues at 3rd by Muncy.
    I also question Doc’s decision to bring Trinen in in a high leverage when the poor guy has pitched in a tota? of 5 games all season up to Tuesday. He did OK, but that was HUGE ask on Roberts’ part.
    Tonight’s game is going to be tough. Going into Petco, where games in May have the vibe of Game 7 in the World Series. Even with Pantone 294 showing up in force, it’s going to be rough, which could have been prevented with a win Tuesday. Oh well,20-20 hindsight, I guess. Hopefully, the team we’ve seen make history all season long shows up tonight.
    Go Dodgers!

  3. It is a cardinal sin not to score with a man on third and less than two out! Can’t the players bunt once in a while?

    1. Why can’t the Dodgers play “small ball” when it appropriate and fundamental baseball. Runners on 1st and 2nd with the bottom of the one up coming up is certainly a time to think about the sacrifice bunt to not only to get a runner to 3rd so he can score on a fly ball to the outfield or a grounder to the right side or by a pass ball, but also to keep out of the double play. Is that so hard to understand? Not in the old days it wasn’t!

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