The first time the Dodgers played the Diamondbacks this year in a four-game series in Los Angeles, it was a lack of offense that prevented the Dodgers from winning the series. In a four-game rematch in Arizona this time around, Los Angeles simply got beat on both sides of the ball.
Whether Arizona exposed a potential vulnerability in the Los Angeles pitching staff — or whether the Snakes were firing on all cylinders with their bats — it remains to be seen what type of team the Dodgers really are right now. Regardless, the Diamondbacks outscored the Dodgers 29-17 over the final three games to capture the three-games -to-one series victory.
Watching the Los Angeles Dodgers compete against division-rival Arizona in the 2023 opening series at home seemed almost like a nutshell of their past few entire seasons — the team simply could not produce offensively when it needed it most.
Although Los Angeles showed off their muscles offensively in Games 1 and 3 by scoring a combined 18 runs, the team only managed to put up a total of two runs in Games 2 and 4, spoiling spectacular season debuts by starting pitchers Dustin May and Noah Syndergaard.
After getting shutout in a 1-0 loss to the Washington Nationals, the Los Angeles Dodgers countered by scoring 14 runs and recording 24 hits in a 14-1 win against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday. The game broke open quickly as a Freddie Freeman three run homer put the Dodgers up 6-0.
After a somewhat dismal performance on Saturday, the Los Angeles Dodgers mustered just enough offense in the finale on Sunday to secure a 3-0 win and seal a two-games-to-one series victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Nine games left! What a season it has been, and we’re still in for a critical finish. The Dodgers currently have the second-best record in the league at 98-55, but some fans are still content without that division crown.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are finally back home after a rollercoaster 5-3 road trip. The Blue Crew swept a four-game series against the Nationals, then lost the first three games of a four-game series against the Marlins before salving Thursday’s game.