Coming into today’s game the Dodgers have lost six games by a total of eight runs. They’ve been in them all, which bodes well over the long haul as they’re bound to scrap those close games out eventually by luck if for no other reason.
Well, the problem is there isn’t really a long haul in a 60-game season, and today they’ve had arguably their worst game yet, letting the Padres cruise to a 6-2 victory thanks to a bevy of errors and an impotent offense.
The Dodgers actually got on the board first. A Justin Turner double led the 2nd frame off, and was his 1000th career hit.
After two outs, it looked like another chance squandered, but Chris Taylor came through with a single to score a run.
Then on an Enrique Hernandez double, he actually gave both fanbases something to complain about as he seemed to seek contact instead of simply scoring.
The 3rd was a disaster for Ross Stripling, as he gave up a bloop double and then the Dodgers committed back-to-back errors on bunts.
The Dodgers got an out at home on a grounder with the bases loaded, but Manny Machado then unloaded them shits.
Jurickson Profar also homered in the 5th off Stripling to make it 6-1. Chicken Strip actually only allowed two earned in his 4.1 innings thanks to the errors, but he did give up six hits and two walks despite four strikeouts.
Adam Kolarek, Dylan Floro, and Dennis Santana closed with 4.1 scoreless frames in relief.
The offense basically didn’t do shit the rest of the game until the 9th, where they got a single, a hit-by-pitch, and then Austin Barnes squibbed a single into right to cut things to 6-2.
The Dodgers are now 11-7, same as the Padres.