Once they were kings here. They ruled with a heavy hand. They dominated and were not shy about letting it be known.
Only now it’s all turned around. Now the Dodgers come to their home ballpark and almost cower at their own shadow.
The Dodgers were an impressive 27-15 at home through the All-Star break.
Since the break, they are 8-15 at Dodger Stadium. They have lost all three home stands and now have started 0-2 on their current seven-game stop.
There is no explaining it, no rational way to analyze such a dramatic turnaround.
“I cannot explain that, honestly,” said Manager Don Mattingly. “Guys always like being at home, playing at home. It’s been a little frustrating.