Craig Calcaterra

Blogger at NBC's HardballTalk. Recovering litigator. Rake. Scoundrel. Notorious Man-About-Town.
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The Dodgers lose again


Remember yesterday how I said that the Dodgers’ losing streak was nothing to be too concerned about? Well, it’s still not, but at some point a “don’t be concerned about it” losing streak can go on long enough to where being concerned about it is reasonable. I don’t think the Dodgers are there yet, but really dudes, you should probably start winning games.

Los Angeles got beat again last night and beat pretty convincingly. The Rockies came out of the box against Clayton Kershaw, starting the game out with a single, a double and then a three-run homer from Nolan Arenado. After the homer Mark Reynolds singled as well, meaning that Kershaw didn’t any of the first four batters he faced. They’d touch Kershaw for a single, a double and  a sac fly in the third for their fourth run of the game off of the Dodgers ace, who wouldn’t make it through four innings.

After that the bullpen provided no relief, with Brock Stewart giving up two runs in an inning and a third and Edward Paredes allowing three runs to score without retiring a batter. He had help, as Josh Ravin walked in two of the runners Parades let reach.

Just an atrocious performance for a team some thought to be unstoppable a couple of weeks ago. Now they’ve lost seven in a row and 12 of their last 13.