The Dodgers in the last week or so have seen the penthouse and the outhouse, depending on the performance of their offense.
After scoring 19 runs and batting .319 (37-for-116) in their three-game road sweep of the Giants to regain a share of first place in the National League West, the Dodgers returned home and scored only four runs and batted .161 (15-for-93) while being swept at home by Arizona.
Manager Don Mattingly chalked up the losses to Arizona to an emotional letdown after the big sweep in San Francisco. But he also said the team was ready to move on, not that they had much choice.
"Guys in this business, they turn the page," Mattingly said. "You have to turn the page and move on. You really aren't allowed the time to mourn losses, so you have to put it behind you."
But with six games remaining on the homestand, against the Cubs and Rockies, who have a combined .390 winning percentage, the Dodgers have a chance to put up some victories in the next week.
If their offense performs, that is.
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