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Dodgers Atop MLB Power Rankings Despite Tough Weekend

Dodgers Lead Power Rankings Despite Losing Series To The Yankees

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 04: Cody Bellinger #35 is greeted by Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers as he crosses the plate after hitting a solo home run in the sixth inning off the game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium on July 4, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

Monday morning power rankings time. After the foul Yankee taste in Dodger fans mouth after losing a series at Dodger Stadium, this will surprise many Dodger fans.

Number One Again

It’s difficult to get excited about rankings, as much as it is easy to ignore them when they don’t favor your favorite team. Ultimately, power rankings are intended to be contextual. This means that even though the Dodgers lost 2 out of 3 to the Yankees this weekend, they still lead the NL West by about 189 games, have a softer schedule upcoming, are in a good place. The Dodgers upcoming schedule includes all other 4 NL west teams, and then a series with the lowly Orioles. On paper this bodes well for the Dodgers.

Who Competed For the #1 Spot?

It should surprise absolutely nobody that the two other teams in the top 3 are the Astros and Yankees. Both AL powerhouses continue to play well, and this weekend Dodger fans got a taste of the mighty Yankee offense. The Braves took the #4 spot, which is perfectly poetic. Most people see the Braves as the biggest obstacle for the Dodgers to return to the World Series.

What’s Next?

The Dodgers continue to have a lot to play for despite the large division lead. Shoring up their division lead and keeping home field advantage are their top priorities. What I would expect to see otherwise, is a lot of mixing up lineups and pitching match-ups. The Dodgers want to have their best for October, and the coming weeks should be a showcase for seeing who deserves those spots.

Written by AJ Gonzalez

AJ is a lifelong Dodgers fan who grew up in California. His whole family are also lifelong Dodgers fans. He lives in Tennessee with his wife, daughter, beagle, and strat.

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  1. After the weekend series against the Yankees, I would rate the Yankees and the Astros ahead of the Dodgers. It was quite disappointing to watch the Yankees batter the Dodgers on Friday, and then put the hurt on us on Sunday. The whole series seems like 2017 or even 2018 where we could not hit much of anything against the American league teams in the worlds series. I hate to say it, but as magical as the season has been, we are not the best team in baseball. Pretty damn sad that the Yankees pitchers totally dominated us for 3 games.

    • Scott, absolutely correct and now I must ask anyone who may be around… Do you all still want to see the Dodgers in the WS playing the Yankees? or Astros? I sure don’t .I would much rather, and I hate to say this, but I would rather Dodgers get knocked out in the first round so we do not have to see 3 WS losses in a row.
      In these 3 games, the Yankees beat Dodgers in EVERY POSSIBLE CATEGORY! the Yankees hit more HR’ in these 3 games (9) than the Dodgers were able to score runs in total for this series (5) sorry folks that won’t get it done.

  2. The Dodgers are soft, like their incompetent manager.

    And playing in those embarrassing gay uniforms this weekend certainly worked against them psychologically, while the Yankees got to wear the bad ass outfits.
    As soon as I saw them I knew they would lose the series to the Yankees. They looked beat before the games even started. Who wouldn’t after being dressed up like clowns.

    However, the losses may have taught them a thing or two.
    Come on guys, toughen up, stop rolling over, make better hitting and game plan decisions.

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