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Muncy: Dodgers 'beating ourselves' during recent skid

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Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Max Muncy said the club's recent struggles are mostly self-inflicted.

"I feel like, right now, we're beating ourselves," Muncy said following Saturday's loss to the New York Mets, per The Athletic's Fabian Ardaya.

The Dodgers fell 6-4 to the Mets, their seventh loss in the last nine games. Los Angeles struggled badly with runners in scoring position, mustering two hits in 12 at-bats and left 13 men on base.

"I think it's just a bad week, I really do," manager Dave Roberts said. "But even with bad weeks, we still usually find ways to carve up a couple wins. But this week, we haven't. We usually play well at home. This week, we haven't."

The Dodgers couldn't get a big hit with the bases loaded, striking out six times in that situation during Saturday's game. They lead all MLB teams with 221 strikeouts this season.

"It's just one of those things where you've got to weather the storm, grind through it, and know that, in the end, we're going to be just fine," Muncy said.

The Dodgers will look to duck an eighth loss in 10 games and avoid a sweep at the hands of the Mets when they conclude their three-game series on Sunday afternoon.

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