The MLB season, one of the longest in the world in terms of games played, is extremely demanding from a physical and mental standpoint.
It’s very hard for a team to remain fully focused for seven-plus months, day in and day out.
And players have feelings: they don’t always feel 100 percent both physically and mentally.
The Los Angeles Dodgers, one of the best teams in baseball – if not the best – have really hit that wall in the last few days.
Reporter Blake Harris tweeted that the team has gone ice-cold.
“Dodgers drop their third straight game. They’re 2-6 over their last 8 games. The offense remains ice cold, as they’ve scored only 4 runs over their last 26 innings,” he said.
Dodgers drop their third straight game.
They’re 2-6 over their last 8 games.
The offense remains ice cold, as they’ve scored only 4 runs over their last 26 innings.
— Blake Harris (@BlakeHarrisTBLA) June 8, 2022
The Dodgers Will Be Fine
The offense is mostly to blame in the Dodgers’ recent skid, but to be fair, two of those three straight losses came against a very good team in the New York Mets.
Still, it’s hard to blame the Dodgers’ offense when they have scored the second-most runs in MLB heading into Wednesday’s action, with 290.
Only the Mets, at 297, have scored more often than Los Angeles.
With that piece of evidence, it’s fair to say this is just a temporary slump, which is something that can’t be avoided: it happens.
The Dodgers should rest easy knowing that they still lead the NL West with a 1.5-game cushion over the San Diego Padres, and that Clayton Kershaw, one of their best pitchers, is already starting rehab games.
The Dodgers will be fine in no time: they haven’t forgotten how to hit.