The Dodgers lost 4-2 on Friday night and will resume their series in Washington D.C. on Sunday night. LA’s offense will look for better results.
On Friday night, the Dodgers ran into a buzz-saw named Stephen Strasburg. Even on short rest, Strasburg was absolutely dominant as he fired six shutout innings and struck out ten Dodger batters while allowing just three hits. Strasburg had his curveball and changeup working and it kept the Dodgers in check until his departure from the game.
Max Scherzer came in and struck out the side in the eighth inning after Sean Doolittle pitched one inning allowing a solo home run to Max Muncy. Scherzer is expected to start game three on Sunday evening, so the road will not get any easier for the Dodger offense. While the offense has struggled it will be hard to do worse than they already have. Here are three takeaways from the offense so far.