In the final few days leading up to their Cactus League opener against San Francisco, it looked very much like the Dodgers would need to wait until Sunday to kick their spring off against the Cubs.
While Sunday’s regular-season finale in San Francisco certainly doesn’t have any bearing on what happens in the upcoming NLDS, a victory could cement the 2019 Dodgers in the franchise history books as the squad with the most regular-season wins ever.
After dropping the first two contests of the weekend in disappointing fashion, the Dodgers rebounded in the finale on Sunday to handle the Giants in convincing fashion, 5-0.
The Dodgers‘ seventh straight NL West division Clinchmas is so close, they can smell it. Their magic number sits at four, so they need a little help from the Cincinnati Reds if they want to clinch at home. The Arizona Diamondbacks are visiting Cincinnati, so all Dodger fans will be Reds fans this weekend hoping the Boys in Blue can celebrate at Chavez Ravine.
It turns out that Nolan Arenado was not correct when he said that the Dodgers would never lose again. Los Angeles lost a disappointing game to the Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday, and sadly a record of 143 –39 is no longer attainable.
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.
According to multiple reports on Tuesday evening, Farhan Zaidi will be leaving his general manager post in Los Angeles to accept the role of president of baseball operations for the San Francisco Giants.
With just a single game remaining on their regular season schedule, there are still a number of different scenarios which can affect the Dodgers‘ postseason destiny. But with their 10-6 win on Saturday afternoon against the Giants, Los Angeles is guaranteed at least one game in the month of October.
The final series of the 2018 regular season is upon us, and the Dodgers find themselves looking up at the Colorado Rockies, one game out of the lead for the West division.
It’s unfair to compare teams from year to year, because, stating the obvious, they aren’t the same team. The 2018 Dodgers are not the 2017 Dodgers, even though most of the players are the same.