With their latest win by a score of 4-0 against the San Diego Padres, not only did the Dodgers manage to sweep, but with it being their 81st win of the season, they now have 11 straight seasons without a losing record., which is their longest streak since they moved to the West Coast.
The run the Dodgers have had over the last decade is remarkable, as other teams never have this long window.
Despite only losing four games in the month of August, the Dodgers still remain 2 ½ games back in the division. The Dodgers are 9-1 in their last games, while the Giants are 8-2. Since the All-Star Break, the Dodgers are 25-12, while the Giants are 26-12. They are both coming off sweeps after the Giants swept the Mets, and the Dodgers swept the Padres.
It’s a wild west that will come down to perhaps that Giants and Dodgers series in the Bay.
As the season narrows down, many fans will watch the scoreboard nightly. It is pretty much a given the Dodgers will be in the postseason; however, whether they will be a wildcard or the first seed in the postseason is still to be determined.
After finishing up their road sweep of the Padres, the Dodgers return home for six games, three against the Colorado Rockies and three against the Atlanta Braves.
The Giants are actually set to visit the Braves beginning this Friday and play host to the Milwaukee Brewers, two teams which are division leaders and are hot at the right time.
After the Dodgers went 16 innings on Tuesday, when they used all of their relievers, they will have another bullpen game tonight. A starter has not been announced but it is expected to be an opener of some sort, and some roster moves are probably to follow.
The only announced starter as of the moment for the Dodgers this series is David Price, who is slated to start
Several pitchers we could see over the weekend include Andre Jackson or Mitchell White, both of who’ve had short stints at the Major League level but have been impressive.
The Dodgers are 10-3 against the Rockies this year and have not lost a series to them this year. They still have six meetings left this year, with three coming this weekend and three towards the end of the season in Colorado.
First pitch for Friday’s opener is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. Pacific.