- Samuel Rodriguez
Dodgers' offense gets in a slump in a defeat against the Padres 6-2
Los Angeles- LA gets into an offensive slump and was defeated by the San Diego Padres.
The Padres had a day on the mound. They were led by starting pitcher, Yu Darvish. Darvish, who went six innings throwing 11 strikeouts and allowing only two hits. Darvish moved on to 7-2 on the year. The rest of the bullpen threw solid games all around.
After last game it seemed like the Dodgers hitting was picking up. After this game it’s showing how much they are missing their injured stars. While they only had three hits in total all game, two of those were home-runs (Mookie Betts, Will Smith). With star players such as Betts only going 1-4, it’s hard to win games consistently.
The pitching for the Dodgers struggled as well. With starting pitcher Julio Urias dropping to 9-3 on the year. Urias gave up six runs and six hits in four innings pitched. Urias also let up two homeruns while only throwing five strikeouts. Finishing the game with an ERA of 13.50, it was a bad day on the mound for Dodger’s pitchers.
The Padres capitalized on this. The team racked up a total of ten hits and two home-runs (Manny Machado, Jake Cronenworth). With Machado having himself a day, he went 3-4 with 3 RBIs along side Fernando Tati’s Jr going 2-3 with 2 runs scored. The Padres have been on a tear the last five games.
The Dodgers should expect to see some familiar faces soon off the injury list. With two players possibly being cleared during this series. (Cody Bellinger, Max Muncy). Updates will be announced soon. Dodgers Manager Dave Robert’s stated that these two stars might be able to return during this series.
Next up the Dodgers have Clayton Kershaw (8-6) Vs Blake Snell (2-3). Kershaw is 1-1 against the Padres this season, so Tuesday night is going to be a battle with the big pitchers. Let’s hope the Dodgers hitting can bounce back quick