So the Dodgers are slumping. Big time!
In the month of June, the Dodger’s have not only lost the ‘best record in the Majors’ title, but have also managed to come in dead last in batting average in the NL at .222 and homeruns, at just 6. The Dodgers are also 13th out of 16 in OBP at .299, and second to last in runs scored at a measly 3.4 runs per game (just ahead of the Marlins).
To put it into perspective the Dodgers haven’t scored a run in their last 21 innings, and are just 1 game in front of the Giants (who could tie it up today if the Dodgers can’t avoid the sweep against the struggling Lincecum, who has a 2-8 record with a 6.07 ERA.
Kemp is still nowhere to be found with his strained ham-string, their Cy Young winner, Clayton Kershaw is nearing a .500 record at 5-4, and Ethier has cooled off considerably, batting just .218 in the month of June; not to mention their Tiple A bench hasn’t been producing nor coming in clutch like they had been.
Ok, now that we got that out of the way, here’s the good news: this will pass.
Baseball is a game of numbers and it has tendancy to even out. The Dodgers are better than this (much better than this!) and it’s just a matter of time before they turn it around.
That being said, now would be a great time to bounce back.