Where Did the Dodgers Hide the Offense?
At the beginning of the season I made the proclamation that the Dodger offense would be a juggernaut this season. Of all the concerns with the team it would be the pitching. While the pitching has been a concern, this stretch of games over the last month has seen the offense go stale.
Over the stretch since they went to St. Louis on July 27, the Dodgers are giving up only 4 runs per game in that stretch with a 3.57 ERA which is below their season average of 3.60. So despite the injuries to the starters and lack of a fifth starter, the pitching has been adequate.
However during that same stretch the Dodgers have scored 4.3 runs per game despite batting .277 over the period. However keep in mind that the Dodgers did have one game where they scored 17 runs against the Milwaukee Brewers inflating the run average.
“It’s frustrating,” manager Joe Torre said of the stretch. “When you lose it chips away at your confidence, I don’t care how good you are. It’s something we have to fight our way through.”