The Los Angeles Dodgers have lost three games in a row.
They have also dropped six of their last 10 and 18 of their last 30, so their bad stretch is actually a few weeks old.
Should fans be concerned?
Not according to first baseman Freddie Freeman.
“Last time the Dodgers went 12-18 over a 30-game stretch was late April-late May 2018. Freddie Freeman: ‘I don’t think the Dodgers are used to this kind of stretch. (But) I’ve been through stretches like this. So if you want a quote of panic, you’re not gonna get it from me,'” Dodgers insider Fabian Ardaya tweeted.
Last time the Dodgers went 12-18 over a 30-game stretch was late April-late May 2018.
Freddie Freeman: "I don’t think the Dodgers are used to this kind of stretch. (But) I've been through stretches like this. So if you want a quote of panic, you're not gonna get it from me."
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) June 19, 2023
Freeman wasn’t around in LA in 2018, when the team went 12-18 over a 30-game period for the last time.
However, he knows what it’s like to struggle and he knows what it’s like to lose sometimes.
From 2014 to 2017, his Atlanta Braves didn’t even make the playoffs.
However, he is experienced enough to know that talent eventually prevails, and there is a lot of talent on the current Dodgers squad.
Injuries have reduced pitching depth almost to the minimum, but there are still a lot of talented pitchers such as Clayton Kershaw, Tony Gonsolin, Bobby Miller, Emmet Sheehan, and others.
The offense is also extremely talented, with Freeman and Mookie Betts as the on-field and dugout leaders.
Right now, their current collective slump has the Dodgers in a shocking third place of the NL West with a 39-33 record.
When all is said and done, however, they will be up there fighting for the playoffs and the division lead.
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