The Dodgers sandwiched a pair of fantastic performances on Friday and Sunday around a lackluster offensive effort on Saturday, giving good reason why many pundits view them as the best team in the majors at this point of the season.
Even though the Los Angeles Dodgers are sitting at 10-3 with one of the MLB’s top records, there’s still plenty of room for improvement.
When the team signed former MVP Freddie Freeman not long before the 2022 regular season finally got underway, writers across the baseball blogosphere began talking about how potent the Los Angeles lineup might be. However, there have been a few cold bats — most notably the lumber of Max Muncy and Mookie Betts — that have relegated the club to the fifth-best hitting and the second-best run producing team in the majors.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are off to one of the league’s hottest starts. However, this early in the season things are changing daily, as four out of the five best records in the National League are in the West division. The Mets became the first team to win 10 games, while the Dodgers had an off day yesterday.Continue reading “Dodgers Head to San Diego for First Series Against Padres”
The Dodgers won eight consecutive National League Western Division crowns from 2013-2020.
That streak was broken last year when the San Francisco Giants won 107 games, and the division along with it. The Dodgers came up one game short from a ninth straight NL West title. However, they’d get their revenge in October beating the Giants in five games in the division series.Continue reading “Which Team Poses Biggest Threat to Dodgers in NL West?”
Max Scherzer took a perfect game into the eighth inning on Sunday as the Los Angeles Dodgers blanked the San Diego Padres 8-0, completing a weekend series sweep. Before being pulled from the game, Scherzer threw eight full scoreless innings allowing just the one hit while striking out nine batters.
It is now really getting into crunch time as we enter the final weeks of the season. The Dodgers have dropped two consecutive one-run games to the St. Louis Cardinals before their return trip home.Continue reading “Dodgers Begin Critical Homestand Against Padres, Diamondbacks”
The last time the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres met was on June 23, when the Padres had just finished a three-game sweep of the Dodgers at home. The following day, the Dodgers would get no-hit in a combined no-hitter by the Chicago Cubs.Continue reading “Dodgers Face Struggling Padres for First Time Since June”
With less than 48 hours remaining before the 2021 MLB trade deadline, the Los Angeles Dodgers are reportedly among several teams making a play for starting pitcher Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals.
We are currently at the 2021 All-Star break, a time when fans get to enjoy all the festivities and a select few players are recognized for their efforts over the first half of the season.Continue reading “A Glance at NL West Division Race for Second Half of 2021”
This week for the Dodgers has been one of the worst in recent memory. Not only have they not won a game (I’m writing this on a Friday), but they were swept by division rival San Diego Padres, and on Thursday, no-hit by the Chicago Cubs at home.Continue reading “Thoughts on Dodgers’ Latest Dry Spell”