What a run it has been for the Dodgers! Wednesday, after being down 5 runs, the Dodgers came back to win it on a walk-off single by Justin Turner. The question is asked all too often, is this finally the team? Is the drought going to end in October? Dodger fans from around the world certainly think so. Let us take a look better look into the Dodgers’ historic July.
The Dodgers have won 36 of the last 42 games since June 7th. An outrageous run that has put them in a double digit lead for the best record in the NL. A whopping 40 games over .500, they’ve completed their MLB leading 13th sweep this year and it doesn’t look like the story will end here.
? Recorded 13th sweep of the season (most in the Majors)
? #Dodgers are 40 games over .500
? Won 36 of the last 42 games since June 7
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 27, 2017
One of my favorite things about this years’ Dodgers is that there is no single player that’s carrying this team. We see production from up and down the Dodgers’ lineup, and up and down the Dodgers’ rotation. The Dodgers’ have well-rounded dominance that starts and ends with teamwork. Recently Clayton Kershaw has found himself on the DL with no timetable. However, a silver lining in that is that it was before the trade deadline leaving an opportunity to trade for another ace to pick up the slack.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 27, 2017
The Dodgers’ have often been compared to that of a few years ago when they went on a 42-8 run. A run that we thought could never be beaten. But low and behold, this season is a whole new monster. The Dodgers have been very blessed with the multiple break out years for guys that were considered to be in depth players. Guys like Chris Taylor who is batting .409 this month with 3 home runs and 15 RBI’s. That bumped him into batting .320 on the year. He has held down left field and has been a huge catalyst in this lineup. Alex Wood has also been a superstar break out player. Having 11 wins 1 loss and an ERA just over 2 with 105 strikeouts. His presence backing Kershaw is the best we’ve seen since the Kershaw-Greinke duo a few years back. And of course, we cannot forget about the impact of Cody Bellinger. He leads the team in home runs at 28 and is a huge presence in the Dodgers line up and a sho0 in for Rookie of the Year nominations.
.@Dodgers are now 71-31.
It's earliest in franchise history by date that they've reached 40 games over .500. pic.twitter.com/K3l4Bg3v7C
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 27, 2017
The Dodgers have now hit 40 games over .500 and have 71 wins on the year and we’re only in July. At this rate, the Dodgers will well surpass 100 wins and will finish with the best record in baseball and will secure home field advantage throughout the playoffs.