The Los Angeles Dodgers lost three straight games to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The Dodgers lost 6-11 in the 2023 Major League (MLB) game against Arizona held at Chase Field, Arizona, USA on the 10th (Korean time). With the loss, the Dodgers ended their 4-game series against Arizona with 1 win and 3 losses. The season record came down to 50% with 5 wins and 5 losses.
The Dodgers were Arizona’s nemesis last year. With a record of 14 wins and 5 losses, they took a comfortable win-loss margin. But this season is different. After tying the opening series with 2 wins and 2 losses, in the Arizona series held in a week, after winning the first game, they suffered three consecutive losses. Unlike the first series, which suffered a disappointing defeat by one point, there were many overwhelming defeats.
In the previous two games, the starters I believed in collapsed. Both Clayton Kershaw (4 runs in 6 innings) and Noah Syndergaard (6 runs in 4 innings) both conceded a lot, 안전놀이터 and even the bullpen was shaken. The batting line struggled, but could not overcome the difference in the mound.
The game on the 10th, when 5th starter Michael Grove took the mound, was more serious. Grove showed more serious pitching than the previous two pitchers, allowing 9 runs on 12 hits in 3 1/3 innings. 11 runs in the 5th inning. The Dodgers gave up the game early and raised the white flag to Arizona. JD Martinez’s timely double, Miguel Vargas’s triple, and even Trace Thompson’s timely hit in the ninth were not enough to overcome the overturned game.
Of course, even so, the Dodgers’ team details are still in compliance. Based on the fan graph, the team’s pitcher’s WAR (contribution to victory over substitutes) 2.0 and batter’s WAR 2.8 are both ranked first in the National League. However, there is a large difference in points scored from game to game. Aside from his high WAR, his ERA is only 15th with a 4.55 ERA.
I was wary of only the San Diego Padres, which made huge investments all winter, but now I have to be wary of Arizona, which has put young players in the forefront. Arizona ranked 11th with a team hitter WAR of 1.4, and is running first in MLB with 17 team stolen bases. This is also the reason why the Dodgers, whose catchers’ ability to stop stealing is weak, were helpless. He also tied for first place in the Western Division with a win against the Dodgers in three consecutive matches. With Arizona’s rise, the direction of the National League West Division’s throne has fallen further into the fog.