Trevor Bauer did everything he could to eep the Dodgers in the fight on Sunday afternoon. Looking to win their first series in weeks, Bauer came out and pitched 6 innings and was charged with 2 runs while striking out 9.
Unfortunately, that wasn’t enough for the Dodgers volatile offense. They put up just 1 run on the Angels despite walking 9 times and chasing starter Jose Quintana after 4 innings. Anaheim’s bullpen came in and completely shut them down.
Bauer was understandably frustrated after the loss when asked about the team’s mood. He said that he didn’t want to speak for the entire Dodgers clubhouse, but he did have some feelings about how things were going.
I don’t necessarily want to speak for the team. But I’m pissed personally. I don’t like losing. I want to win. That’s why I came here. And we are not playing up to our capabilities right now, so I’m mad.
Trevor Bauer Says He’s ‘Pissed’ After Another Tough Dodgers Loss! Will His Comments Fire up LA?
Under normal circumstances, holding a team to 2 runs in 6 innings would be enough. Especially for an offense that features the firepower that the Dodgers do. But nothing happened, runners weren’t moved over, and they let another loss slip away.
This is the first time that we’ve heard Bauer voice frustration about the losing streak. He also did not direct it towards any particular area of the team. The Dodgers are floundering, and a 14 run game on Saturday isn’t going to cover up the fact that the offense can’t string together hits.
Something has got to change, and soon.