D-backs 3, Dodgers 1: Your baseball is bad and you should feel bad


The Dodgers lost 3-1 on Wednesday night at Chavez Ravine. The Diamondbacks swept the Dodgers in a 3-game series for the second time in a week. Arizona has won 13 in a row. Los Angeles has lost 11 of its last 12 games. The division lead is down to 10 1/2 games. The lead for best record in baseball is down to six games.

This is beyond frustrating and extremely annoying. Luis Avilan gave up two runs in the seventh inning of a 1-1 game. Kenta Maeda pitched five innings of 1-run ball. Cody Bellinger had an RBI. That’s basically it.

I have some sage advice for these Dodgers. Ready?


Do you feel better? I don’t, really. Not yet.

Clayton Kershaw (1.95 ERA, 2.83 FIP) takes on Jon Gray (4.26 ERA, 3.47 FIP). First pitch is at 7:10 p.m. If they can’t beat the struggling Rockies with Kershaw on the mound, then maybe I’ll start to get a little worried. But probably not.

About Dustin Nosler

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Dustin Nosler began writing about the Dodgers in July 2009 at his blog, Feelin' Kinda Blue. He co-hosted a weekly podcast with Jared Massey called Dugout Blues. He was a contributor/editor at The Hardball Times and True Blue LA. He graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with his bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in digital media. While at CSUS, he worked for the student-run newspaper The State Hornet for three years, culminating with a 1-year term as editor-in-chief. He resides in Stockton, Calif.