The Dodgers took care of the Marlins on Sunday in a convincing 10-3 victory, securing the series sweep and maintaining an 18-game lead over the second-place Padres in the NL West.
Righty starter Ryan Pepiot was solid for Los Angeles in picking up his second career win, throwing six full innings while surrendering two earned runs on four hits and two walks while striking out seven.
There wasn’t much to write home about for the Dodgers in Sunday’s road loss to the Royals.
Although lefty starter Tyler Anderson threw seven decent innings of three-run ball, the Los Angeles offense was non-existent in the 4-0 loss, generating just a double from Mookie Betts, a single from Chris Taylor and a handful of walks. The Dodgers’ first hit of the day didn’t come until Taylor’s single in the fifth.
Here we are through 159 games, only three games remain in this 162-game season. The final opponent before the postseason will be the Milwaukee Brewers, unless there happens to be a game 163 between the Giants and Dodgers.
Many fans ask themselves if the proverbial World Series hangover is even real. Before the Dodgers won it all in 2020, the two previous World Champions Boston Red Sox and Washington Nationals both failed to make the post season the following year.
While the feelings of the Dodgers are certainly good as they embark on a road trip to the Midwest, the club will have the challenge of tackling the Brewers again, the same squad who stole two of three contests from Los Angeles at Dodger Stadium just last weekend.