Dodgers shutout for 3rd time in last 21 games in loss to Pirates

The Dodgers offense faceplanted once again Tuesday in a 1-0 loss to the Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. 

There are a handful of stats that highlight how much Los Angeles’ offense has been scuffling at the plate, but their inability to score runs is right at the top of the list. 

LA’s shutout loss in Pittsburgh marked their third time being blanked in the last 21 games. They were shutout only once in their first 41 contests this year. Perhaps more alarmingly, their four shutouts this year match their total from all of last season.

A silver lining from Tuesday night was another stellar pitching performance. Tyler Glasnow went 6.0 innings in his start for the Dodgers. He allowed one run on three hits with two walks and nine strikeouts. The lone run he allowed was a solo shot to Pirates centerfielder Jack Suwinski. That was also the only extra-base hit he gave up. 

Alex Vesia and Yohan Ramirez each picked up an inning in relief. Vesia allowed a hit and struck out three, while Ramirez tossed a perfect frame with a strikeout. 

Things won’t get any easier for LA’s offense Wednesday. They’re slated to face Pirates rookie sensation Paul Skenes. James Paxton will be on the mound for the Dodgers. First pitch is scheduled for 3:40pm Pacific.

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