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Dodger scoring drought isn’t permanent, but it’s a long one

Los Angeles Dodgers at St.Louis Cardinals

Dodgers at Cardinals, 5:05 p.m.
Kershaw CXCVII: Kershawckford Files
Dee Gordon, 2B
Hanley Ramirez, SS
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
Matt Kemp, LF
Andre Ethier, RF
Scott Van Slyke, CF
Juan Uribe, 3B
A.J. Ellis, C
Clayton Kershaw, P

By Jon Weisman

The Dodgers will score again.

I know it doesn’t look like the Dodgers will score again, but the Dodgers will score again. Because teams always score again.

But, it has been a bit of a dry spell for the offense.

Los Angeles has gone seven straight games without scoring more than three runs, one of their longest streaks since the team last won a World Series in 1988.

11 June 26-July 6, 1989 (2-9)
9  July 23-August 1, 2003 (2-7)
8 September 4-13, 2012 (1-7)
8 June 23-30, 2012 (1-7)
8 July 21-29, 2010 (5-3)*
8 August 19-26, 2008 (1-7)
8 May 8-15, 2002 (3-5)
8 June 7-15, 1992 (2-6)
7 July 9-19, 2014 (3-4)
7 August 9-15, 1997 (3-4)
7 July 7-11, 1992 (2-5)
7 April 28-May 10, 1992 (1-6)
7 April 11-17, 1989 (2-5)

*From July 21-27, 2010, the Dodgers scored 11 runs in six games — and went 5-1, thanks to four shutouts plus a 3-2 win.

Behind Clayton Kershaw tonight, the Dodgers could conceivably go 4-4 in eight low-scoring games, though of course they’d welcome an offensive explosion as a change of pace.


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  1. Jon, nice tribute to James Garner in today’s title. I believe he and The Vin and Jim Murray used to golf together. Wouldn’t you have liked to have filled out THAT foursome?

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