The Dodger offense in this series against the Yankees has been nothing short of disappointing and quiet. It happened again on Sunday afternoon when they managed to score just one run as they lost by a score of 5-1.
In the series, they scored just 5 runs on 17 hits with 39 strikeouts. I don’t know that there’s an explanation for the Dodgers going suddenly quiet, but it’s worrisome.
Just like the last 2 nights, the Dodgers made a Yankees starting pitcher look great. Domingo Germán, Yankees’ start on Sunday, entered the game with a 4.15 ERA and held the Dodgers to one run on 5 hits over 6 innings.
The Yankees hit 3 homers off Clayton Kershaw to build and keep their lead. For Kershaw, it was the second straight game where he allowed 3 homers.
It started with a lead-off blast by DJ LeMahieu that gave the Yanks a 1-0 lead. Then in the third inning, Aaron Judge put the Yankees back on top with his 3rd homer of the series. Then in the 6th, Mike Ford, the Yankees 3rd string first baseman homered.
The Dodgers will try to find their offense again as they travel to San Diego. Dustin May will start the first game for the Dodgers and Eric Lauer will start for the Padres. May is 1-2 on the year with a 4.26 ERA but he has a 2.65 ERA as a starter. Lauer is 6-8 with a 4.47 ERA but he has always pitched well against the Dodgers. The game will begin at 7:10 pm.