It’s April 13 and already you’re tired of it. And just think, only 152 games to go!
Yet there it is, stark and unwanted and unwilling to slip away: The Dodgers cannot hit.
The world’s most expensive lineup is barely hitting better than the depleted Miami Marlins, which we are required to still call a major league team.
It would be so much easier to write this off as some early season apparition, if it didn’t feel like we’d seen it all before. Like pretty much the entire time down the stretch last year after the blockbuster trade that brought Adrian Gonzalez & Co. over.
The offensive numbers are pretty much universally bleak for the Dodgers. There are only 30 teams in the majors and the Dodgers rank 23rd in hits, 24th in total bases, tied for 28th in runs and 29th in RBIs. And it should be mentioned, 28th in hitting with runners in scoring position (.148).