The first quarter of the Dodgers‘ 2019 season is already in the books. Time flies when you’re having fun and have one of the best records in baseball.
The Dodgers are reaching the end of their first full month of baseball. If the adage that the Dodgers always start April slow is true, then the rest of the season should be an incredible show.
The Dodgers offense, as a whole, has been pretty good so far this year. As a team, the Dodgers are third in the MLB in homers, second in RBI and runs, fourth in OPS and fifth in hits.
The offensive fireworks were definitely not as prolific as they’ve been for the Dodgers recently. and the middle of the Los Angeles bullpen was once again victimized by some very timely hitting. In a contest that was very quiet for the first half of the evening, the Giants walked away with a 4-2 win against the Dodgers in the series opener Monday night at Dodger Stadium.
It was an opening weekend for the record books. The Dodgers hit 14 home runs, scored 42 runs total, mounted a beautiful comeback on Sunday, and overall went 3-1 against the Arizona Diamondbacks to open the 2019 season.
Capitalizing upon the poor pitching of starter Walker Buehler and reliever Pedro Baez, the Diamondbacks used a seven-run fourth inning to take control of the series’ final game on Sunday afternoon, but it wasn’t enough to prevent a potent Dodgers offense at the end of the game from claiming another victory.
It took every single bit of the season, having to go to a game 163, but the Dodgers have now won their sixth straight NL West Division title.
Spinal Tap’s volume goes to 11. The Dodgers are setting out to take theirs to 12, games that is, to win the World Series. To get to those 11 games, they have to face the Colorado Rockies at home in Game 163 on Monday for the right to win the NL West.