The Dodgers Lacked Offense

Monday, April 19, 2021
Copyrighted by Sarah Morris, 2021

For the first time during the 2021 season, the Los Angeles Dodgers lost two straight games. The Seattle Mariners inched out the Dodgers 4-to-3.

While Dustin May did not have his best outing of the season, he matured as a pitcher. For the first time during his career, he allowed four runs, including two solo home runs. However, he used his curveball effectively to get eight strikeouts. He did not have his cutter working, and he could not spot his fastball on the corners of the strike zone.

Corey Seager blasted a two-run homer, and Zach McKinstry drove in the Dodger third run. In the ninth inning, Mookie Betts was hit by a fastball on his forearm, and it will not be surprising if Betts will not play Tuesday afternoon.

Jimmy Nelson, David Price, and Scott Alexander pitched well. Recently, the Dodgers have not had a good defense. No team can win when it gives away outs.

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