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Dodgers Roster: LA Has an Updated Timeline on Mookie Betts Returning From Stint on Injured List

There’s really no way to sugarcoat it, the Dodgers offense has been a big reason why LA has been a .500 team in the month of June (12-12) entering play on Wednesday. Although the Dodgers are middle-of-the-road in as a team by wRC+ (12th) and batting average 13th), they rank 24th in runs scored. Missing Mookie Betts, their superstar outfielder and leadoff man, is definitely part of the equation.

Dodgers News: Dave Roberts Provides His Thoughts on Why LA Isn’t ‘Clicking’ at the Moment

Hopes of the Dodgers going on a tear after going 5-1 last week were quickly dashed with back-to-back losses at Coors Field. One of which, was LA’s first shutout loss to Colorado since 2011. Apart from Clayton Kershaw’s disastrous start on Tuesday, the pitching staff has done their part despite the team entering Wednesday’s game with a 12-12 record for the month of June. Which is why manager Dave Roberts believes the offense is to blame for some of the team’s struggles.

Dodgers News: LA GM Brandon Gomes Discusses LA Shifting Top Prospect to New Position at Triple-A

One of the key ingredients in the Dodgers recent run of organizational success has been positional versatility. One could argue that Kiké Hernández was the first LA swiss army knife of the Andrew Friedman era. Kiké, and later Chris Taylor and Max Muncy, provided the Dodgers with lineup flexibility that allowed manager Dave Roberts to deploy the best lineup for any matchup.

Dodgers News: Longtime LA Insider Believes that Clayton Kershaw’s Comments About Freddie Freeman Were Taken Out of Context

Much has been made about Freddie Freeman’s emotional return to Atlanta this past weekend. The Dodgers first baseman shed many a tear during his three days at Truist Park. His tear-filled pregame press conference on Friday were replayed non-stop on Sunday’s national broadcast on ESPN. In response to Freeman’s emotions, Dodgers franchise pitcher Clayton Kershaw said he hopes the Dodgers aren’t Freddie’s “second fiddle”.

MLB News: Kenley Jansen Sidelined With a Heart Issue

It seems like all around MLB this year, stars are dropping like flies with injuries. Dodgers fans can certainly relate with a number of their best players hitting the injured list just within the last month. But there are so many big names out of their lineups right now, and it’s concerning for baseball.

Dodgers Rumors: Insider Says Trea Turner to Phillies in the Offseason, Correa in Play for LA

It’s never too early to start thinking about the hot stove this coming offseason. For Dodgers fans, there are some clear areas of need and of concern. One could be the team’s effort to re-sign Clayton Kershaw once again. The long-time Dodger ace inked a one-year deal to stay in LA last offseason but has made his desire to be closer to home in Texas known. The other big to-do item for the front office will involve years and big money.

Dodgers News: Trayce Thompson Thought His Game-Tying Hit Was a Foul Ball

The final game of the Dodgers-Braves series delivered on the drama. The rubber match, which was broadcasted on ESPN on Sunday Night Baseball, was an extra-innings thriller. For much of the game, the Dodgers appeared to be dead in the water. Braves starter Spencer Strider or “Quadzilla” as he’s known to some, threw six scoreless innings. The Braves scrapped together a 2-0 lead and had the Dodgers down to their final strike.