The Dodgers are in an offensive funk. Those three games at Coors Field don’t really count in terms of gauging a team’s hitting performance, so consider…
- Since the May 20 game against the Mets, the Dodgers have averaged 2.57 runs per game. Again, not counting the three games at Coors because that ballpark makes bad hitters look good.
- In the three games against the Cubs, the Dodgers have scored three runs. Yep, an average of one per game.
If not for reliever Ramon Troncoso’s heroics in the series opener, the Bums would be trying to stave off a 4-game sweep today.
It’s Eric Milton going against Sean Marshall of the Cubs. I’d really like to win the game and earn a split against a good Chicago club. But if we lose, we still end up with a winning road trip. We enter the day 4-2 on the trip.
We head back to Los Angeles after the game, which is a relief. Dodger Stadium never looked so good.
It’s times like this when we really miss Manny Ramirez. The good news is we’re 13-9 without him.