It’s hard to believe that there are just three games left in the 2019 regular season, but here we are. The Dodgers just finished up their final series against the San Diego Padres, sweeping them in a tidy 1-0 win. They are now have 103 wins on the season, and still have a shot at besting the 2017 who had 104 wins, and beating the Dodgers all-time regular season win total of 105.
With exactly six games remaining on their regular season schedule, the Dodgers begin their final road trip of the season on Tuesday with a 4-1/2 game lead over the Braves for home field advantage throughout the National League playoffs.
Well, the Dodgers series against the New York Yankees didn’t go how any players or fans wanted it to go. Los Angeles managed to scrape out one win in the weekend, but couldn’t muster much more offensive firepower to win the other two.
One day after coming up short against the cellar-dwelling Padres, the Dodgers have decided to employ yet another lineup variation to face 22-year-old righty Jacob Nix in the second game of the series on Saturday night.
The last time the Dodgers faced the San Diego Padres, things were a little different. Sure, they had a combined no hitter against them. But overall, they lost the series to the last place team and were in the midst of a dismal stretch of play.
Last weekend was fun for the Dodgers. They faced a yearly competitor in the Washington Nationals and won two out of three games. Now, they’re finishing up a series against the Miami Marlins, another NL East club that’s on a very different path.
The Dodgers may have recently started to turn a corner, at least in the offense department. Time will tell if they can actually keep it up. The last two pitching performances by Clayton Kershaw and Hyun-Jin Ryu have been pretty darn good, too. If Kenta Maeda and Alex Wood can both have good starts after their previous outings which were atrocious, we might be able to see that the Dodgers are indeed finally on an upswing.