Dodgers looked out of sync in a loss to the Cubs 4-0
LOS ANGELES - The Dodgers'offense continues to struggle.
In the past four games for LA, they have only totaled 16 hits. This could be due to key players being out of the lineup such as Justin Turner. Turner leads the team in Batting average (.283) hits (71) and RBIs (39). Even if this is the case, the Dodgers need to figure out a way out of their hitting slump.
This game was the seventh no hitter thrown in the MLB this season (tying the record). This historic event was led off by Cubs pitcher Zach Davies who moves up to 5-4 on the year. Davies pitched 6 hitless innings until he gave up a couple of walks.
The Dodgers struggled to find the ball at the plate. It seemed as if they were mentally checked out last night. During the ninth inning, with one man on base with a chance to earn a run, the Dodgers next three hitters were sent down in order. The Cubs pitching staff was just untouchable during the game.
The Dodgers are one of the best in the league when it comes to drawing walks. With 8 walks this game, they still could not capitalize. At one point in the first inning, there were ducks on the pond with Max Muncy on second an Cody Bellinger on first. Still with no hits, no runs were scored. Times like these are where the team needs to capitalize on walks.
Dodgers ACE pitcher Walker Buehler suffered his first loss of the season, dropping to 7-1. Buehler has been the main guy for the Dodgers this season. Buehler was pulled in the 6th inning after allowing five hits. While Buehler pitched a solid game, it means nothing without any offense to help him out.
The Dodgers look to break the hitting slump tonight with pitcher Tony Gonsolin on the mound. Gonsolin has not won a game yet this season for the team going 0-0. He will be facing off against Jake Arrieta who is 5-8 on the year.