Dodgers: Takeaways from the Dodger offense after two games

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 04: Corey Seager #5 of the Los Angeles Dodgers strikes out swinging with the bases loaded for the final out of the ninth inning in game two of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on October 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. The Nationals defeated the Dodgers 4 to 2. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 04: Corey Seager #5 of the Los Angeles Dodgers strikes out swinging with the bases loaded for the final out of the ninth inning in game two of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on October 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. The Nationals defeated the Dodgers 4 to 2. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 04: Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers strikes out swinging to end the eighth inning in game two of the National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on October 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /

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.

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