It’s been a long time since the Dodgers were not on top of the MLB power rankings. In fact, they’ve been in that position since the preseason rankings came out prior to the 2020 season. That was when the team acquired Mookie Betts from Boston.
Today, the Dodgers lost their spot on top of the MLB power rankings. The Boston Red Sox are at number 1 after a surprising 22-13 start to the season. Alternatively, Los Angeles fell all the way back to number 7 in the rankings.
The drop comes after a week of very disappointing losses for the Dodgers. They dropped 3 straight against the Cubs and lost 2 0f 3 against the Angels this weekend. Overall, Los Angeles has fallen to 18-17 and are now in third place in the NL West.
The Giants and Padres managed to stay in the top 5 of the power rankings. The Dodgers will play 2 games against the Mariners starting on Tuesday before taking on the Marlins at home over the weekend. The good news is that this week is a great time to turn things around.
Seattle is a tough matchup on paper, but the Marlins haven’t had a whole lot of success early this year. Winning 3 out of 5 games this week isn’t entirely out of the realm of possibilities for the Dodgers. And that would be huge.