RISP = really in search of production
The Dodgers were able to win game one due to some patient at-bats and a late inning home run barrage but they did struggle to hit early on with runners in scoring position. In game two the issues with RISP resurfaced including the end of the game in which the Dodgers had the bases loaded but Corey Seager struck out against former Dodger Daniel Hudson.
Friday night the Dodgers left five runners on base and went 0-4 with runners in scoring postion. Add in the series opener in which the Dodgers left nine men on base and went 1-8 with RISP and the offense is at the heart of LA’s concerns. After two games in the NLDS, the Dodgers are just 1-12 with RISP and have left 14 runners on base. If the Dodgers don’t deliver in the clutch in game three, the Dodgers could be facing elimination come Monday.