Justin Turner (pictured above) provided one of the rare big hits in the series as he homered on Saturday and joined Joc Pederson as the Dodgers who hit a home run in the weekend series. Outside of those two hits, the offense was downright awful. The Yankees outscored the Dodgers 16-5 in the three-game series.
Here are some of the numbers for the heart of the Dodgers’ order:
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Cody Bellinger 1-10 with one single, 6 K’s and 0 RBI’s
Max Muncy 2-10 with 1 single and 6 K’s
Turner 2-11 with 1 HR, 2 RBI’s
Seager 1-6 with a single and 0 RBI’s (Sat out one game)
The Dodgers went 0-11 with runners in scoring position over the final two games of the series. They did go 2-6 with RISP in Friday’s blowout loss but failed to come up clutch over the final two games of the series. The Dodgers’ pitching is the primary reason that the Dodgers were able to win a game this series as they scraped out a 2-1 victory on Saturday.
While the offense was the ugliest part of the weekend series, it’s really been that way even in the club’s wins on Wednesday and Thursday against the Blue Jays. After a sixteen run outburst on Tuesday, LA’s offense has gone into drought mode. Hopefully, the offense gets going tonight against the Padres and Eric Lauer.
The good thing for the Dodgers is that although this weekend’s series was dubbed as a World Series preview, the games don’t count any more than other regular-season games. That is unless the Dodgers and Yankees finish with identical records and both advance to the WS. The Dodgers could use it as a wake-up call for what could go wrong in October if they don’t bring their “A” game.