It's Oh So Quiet
If the Dodgers win and no one sees it, does that count as a victory? By George it does! The Dodgers are now 20-14 with a two game lead over the Padres and D-Backs, but they are doing it in an ugly fashion.
The stat that jumps out at me is before Wednesday’s game the Dodgers were 2 for 35 when the bases are loaded. Even worse is they are 0 for 19 when the bases are loaded with two outs. The only Dodgers that have made a hit in this situation are Olmedo Saenz(a double) and My Boyfriend (a walk off grand slam).
It’s nice the Dodgers have strong pitching, but every now and again opposing batters are going to torch the pitching. Take the April 30th game at home against the D-Backs. Randy Wolf gave up six earned runs in 5 2/3 innings pitched. The Dodgers had runners in scoring position throughout the game but left them stranded.
This season has been all about missed chances, and the Dodgers have been lucky so far. Eventually this is going to catch up with them, which is why I predicted they would fall to the bottom of the division by the middle of this month. Fortunately it hasn’t come to fruition, but the Dodgers need clutch hitting.