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Series preview against the Diamondbacks — Colorado Rockies

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Alejandro Castrejon | Setiembre 13, 2017, 06:57

You can debate whether cause and effect is at work, but you cannot debate the results. "Co-dy!" for Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger were impressive enough in the enemy ballpark, even more impressive in that they were heard at midnight.

With their one win in the 17-game span a 1-0 victory, they have zero comeback victories in the last couple of weeks. The second is that the Dodgers had lost 15 of 16, incredible when you consider that when they acquired Yu Darvish on the final day of July, they hadn't lost a single series since June.

Now, is it time to completely hit the panic button? No.

For Tuesday's game, the Dodgers will be rolling out lefty Clayton Kershaw. "We have a very frustrated and upset clubhouse, but there's really no explanation".

If this were happening to say, Seattle or Cincinnati, we might not notice as much.

Remember just a few weeks back when every win for the Dodgers mattered mostly in terms of how close it kept them to matching the 2001 Mariners 116-win pace? "Give their pitchers credit".

Sports book has set the Dodgers as a -250 favorite to win on the moneyline. "He just wanted to put his hand on my shoulder and said, 'I've been there". "We're getting to some uncharted territory".

In casual conversations with colleagues and friends, I actually proposed the notion that the Dodgers needed a bit of controversy and failure. He is going the stiff-upper-lip route. Although, I know San Francisco Giants fans would love to see that epic collapse happen. "They need to see consistency from me". The trash talk will only get worse. But what I have seen instead is a brutal nosedive into the earth as the regular season's conclusion nears, and a pressure-packed postseason commences. Ray Brewer won back-to-back titles in the 2015-2016 and 2016-17 seasons, after Taylor Bern prevailed in 2014-2015.

White Sox 11, Royals 3: Adam Engel had three hits, including a three-run homer, and Jose Abreu ended a home run shy of his second cycle in three games as Chicago rolled past Kansas City.

Dodgers: LHP Rich Hill (9-7, 3.67) starts against the Rockies for the first time since April 2008, when he was with the Cubs. L.A.'s 11-game losing streak becomes the longest since the team arrived from Brooklyn, topping 10-game skids in 1961 and '92 (the 1944 Brooklyn Dodgers lost 16 straight at one point).

When the AT&T Park public address announcer told fans, "We invite you to sit back and relax", Mother Nature immediately followed with an angry blast of thunder.

Jason La Canfora, "The Rams still pummeled the Colts, even without Donald".

Over on the Giants' side, they're going with RHP Johnny Cueto on Tuesday. The difference in performance is not noticeable.

Mother Nature did on Monday. Unlike the Dodgers, there's no pressure on them right now. Coach Bruce Arians prefers the pressure to be on Johnson.

Starting bankrolls have reset to $10,000, with the maximum bet being to win $1,000 and the minimum wager $300. It's way too good of a team to be struggling this badly for this long.

Perhaps that's what the Dodgers are doing.

Mark Trumbo homered for the Orioles, who have lost five in a row, while the Blue Jays have won three straight.