Dodgers News: Struggling Bats and Sixth Inning Error Costs Dodgers a 2-1 Loss
Despite securing a late inning win just the night before, the Dodgers were unable to mirror that success on Saturday afternoon.
And unfortunately, the Marlins only needed 2 hours (and 17 minutes to be exact) to get the job done.
The three-headed monster between Trea Turner, Mookie Betts, and Freddie Freeman who are currently some of the best hitters in the entire league were held to 4-for-16.
Even though just a few weeks ago, fans and the players pointed out that the Dodgers have one of the deepest rosters in the entire league, every player struggled against a really good Sandy Alcantana.
Sandy Alcantara finishes his 4th complete game of the season for a 2-1 Marlins win over the Dodgers!
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) August 28, 2022
The current Cy Young favroite according to sportsbettingdime.com was on a roll last night and the Dodgers just couldnt get into any type of groove.
Things seemed to be looking great when Mookie solo homered in the top of the 3rd inning, but the Dodger offense was ice cold for the most part.
Dustin May did enough to try to keep LA in the game by only allowing 2 runs on 5 hits and 4 K’s while going a solid 6 innings on 86 pitches thrown. It’s always tough when the lineup does not help out their pitcher. And last night that was the case, especially the bottom of the lineup. Hitters numbers 6-9 were not great, Justin Turner, Joey Gallo, Chris Taylor and Cody Bellinger went a combinded 1-12 and struck out 4 times between them all.
Overall, it was a night to forget, but that just goes to show that Alcantara is the real deal and made the neccessary adjustments for his matchup this time around against the Boys in Blue.
Luckily for the Dodgers, they wont be meeting with Miami’s ace anymore this season so that’s the only postive note from last night.
LA falls to 87-38 and will look grab a win during breakfast hours today, at least on the west coast.