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How ‘bout them Dodgers – and what’s with the epic losing streak?

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Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a double that scored Corey Seager #5 in the sixth inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on September 11, 2017 in San Francisco, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

The Dodgers have just passed a threshold, and it’s not good.

As reported by the Los Angeles Times, the team is going through its longest losing streak in 73 years. There were different lineup strategies to break the streak, but efforts to get a win haven’t worked. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said half-jokingly that a future option may be pulling the lineup out of a hat. And it didn’t matter that the team scored more runs in the wee hours Tuesday morning than any other game they played this month. The Dodgers lost 8-6 to the San Francisco Giants in the rainy all-nighter. It was L.A.’s 16th loss out of 17 games.

For even casual observers, caring about the Dodgers is in the bones of many Angelenos. So why is this streak historic and what’s contributed to the Dodger’s losses? Fans of the game and resident KPCC hosts A Martinez and Nick Roman join Larry to talk about the past and future of the team.

Guests:

A Martinez, host of KPCC’s Take Two; he tweets @amartinezla

Nick Roman, host of KPCC All Things Considered; he tweets @Romanontheradio

 

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