After posting a 4-3 record on their latest road trip, the Dodgers are finally back home, as they will begin a seven game homestand with a three game series against the Marlins.
At this point the Dodgers have a couple of things they need to focus on before the postseason. For one, it’s health. That has been the biggest factor in past seasons and figures to be that once again this year.
Dustin May will make his season debut this weekend, after being out with Tommy John surgery since early last year. Manager Dave Roberts, also announced that left hander Danny Duffy will not pitch this season. The Dodgers traded for Duffy at the 2021 trade deadline and it is likely he will end his career never stepping on the mound for the Dodgers.
Besides that the division is pretty much wrapped up. Yes, it isn’t over until it’s over, but the Dodgers are 17 games ahead of the second place San Diego Padres. They also have the best record in the league at 81-36, so wrapping up the first seed may be what the Dodgers focus on from now on. The season has gone by in a flash as we are only weeks away from September baseball.
On this current homestand, the Dodgers will face the Marlins, then play the Brewers again. After that, they hit the road to play the Marlins and Mets to end this month. The series against the Mets is quite intriguing as it could be a preview of an October series.
It appears the Dodgers will get back that division crown, but there are still some tweaks that need to be added before the Dodgers hit the postseason.
It should be another fun ride through October.