Dodgers in a Surprising Spot in MLB Power Rankings After a Bad Week

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 25: Mookie Betts #50 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates his run from a Justin Turner #10 sacrifice fly, to take a 4-1 lead over the San Diego Padres, during the sixth inning at Dodger Stadium on April 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The Dodgers did not have a week that fans in Los Angeles are going to want to talk about. You could argue that the whole month of April has been pretty rough despite still having the best record in MLB.

LA has faced far too many injuries early on and Dave Roberts has had to dig deep into his depth to keep things moving. But the Dodgers ran into a brick wall over the weekend losing 3 of 4 to the San Diego Padres.

Despite that major slide and losing 4 games this week, the Dodgers did not budge from the top spot in MLB’s power rankings. Keep in mind, this is with guys like Zach McKinstry, Gavin Lux, Corey Knebel, Tony Gonsoolin, Cody Bellinger, and Joe Kelly on the injured list. 

So yes, the Dodgers did have a very bad week. But they’ve also had to make it through with 6 of their regular players unavailable and a whole lot of help from minor leaguers. The good news is that help is on the way, and they should be getting Gavin Lux back as early as today. 

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Still, losing 4 games in a week is something that Dodgers fans aren’t quite used to. But if they can get even close to being back at full health, it should be a very good season in Los Angeles. It’s hard to complain with the best record in baseball. 

The Dodgers start a 3-game series with the Reds tonight in Los Angeles before heading on a 9-game road trip. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.


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  1. As long as the Padres can’t beat the Pirates, they won’t leapfrog the Dodgers. Seriously, I am more concerned about the Giants at this point, they are putting together a quietly consistent season.

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