Things did not play out the way that the Dodgers had hoped this week. Playing the Padres down in San Diego, fans had to watch their team get beat both in intensity and on the scoreboard. The Padres swept them right out of town through the 3 games played.
Part of that is why the Dodgers took a step back in the power rankings. The latest update from MLB has them back at number 3 after jumping up to the top spot last week. They fell 2 full spots and were easily overtaken by the streaking San Francisco Giants.
To their credit, the Dodgers rebounded well from being swept in San Diego and being no-hit against the Cubs. They came back and took 3 of 4 from Chicago and got back in the swing of things. They will also have a chance to move up in the NL West with 2 games against the Giants this week.
For the Dodgers, so much relies on not just getting their key player healthy, but getting them back into the swing of things. Cody Bellinger is one of those guys, and he had a huge weekend that has many wondering if he is fully back. Bellinger went deep twice against the Cubs over the weekend, including a walk-off shot on Saturday.
The Dodgers should also be sending Corey Seager out on a rehab assignment in the coming days. As many games as they have won in 2021, it’s wild to think that Seager is often forgotten about with the broken bone in his hand.
When he comes back and is at full strength, this Dodgers lineup will be terrifying once again.