Currently, the Los Angeles Dodgers stand at a 34-25, which is a decent record, but it is only good for third place in the surging National League West Division. The Dodgers three full games behind the division-leading San Francisco Giants.Continue reading “Dodgers Face Pirates on Final Leg of Road Trip”
Two days after I published a column about how the starting pitching was responsible for most of the team’s recent success, the offense of the Dodgers erupted for a whopping 18 runs over the final two games of a weekend set to secure both the series and season sweep against a battered Pirates squad.
After a distinctly unimpressive showing by the offense and bullpen in Tampa Bay on Wednesday, the Dodgers head north to the great Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to begin a weekend series with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Admittedly, I’m not one of those people who like to draw up endless hypothetical trades guessing which players could end up making a club better. It’s hard to estimate what’s going on inside the minds of most general managers, and it’s difficult to dig deep enough into an opposition’s farm system to decipher the needs of a particular organization. Nevertheless, I’m good for one or two imaginary deals per season, as I believe they can be a good tools for determining players’ worth and values.
Heading into the final series of their current homestand, the Dodgers are still lingering in second place in the West division, currently sitting 2-1/2 games behind the Diamondbacks. In the first two contests against the Rockies over the weekend, the club’s offense was dormant; however, in the finale, the bats woke up and the Boys in Blue were able to salvage a 6-4 victory.
Don’t look now, but the Dodgers are slowly and steadily climbing their way back up to the .500 mark and to the top of the division. 13-4 over their last 17 games, the Dodgers head into Pittsburgh this week to hopefully continue that climb.