The Dodgers dropped all the way to number 7 in the MLB power rankings last week. After a stretch that saw them losing 15 of 20 games, it was only fitting. But this week went much better for Los Angeles in terms of winning some ball games.
The Dodgers took 2 of 2 from the Mariners to start the week. It all kicked off when Gavin Lux hit a 3-run shot to take the lead in the 8th inning on Tuesday. They would go on to win Wednesday and take 2 of 3 from the Marlins over the weekend.
That bumped the Dodgers all the way up to number 3 in the MLB power rankings this week. Winning 4 of 5 games is a good start, but Los Angeles was in all of the headlines over the past 7 days for a variety of reasons.
The biggest thing was the Dodgers losing Corey Seager. The All-Star shortstop was hit by a pitch and broke a bone in his hand that will keep him out at least a month. Fans in Los Angeles are just happy to hear that surgery is not required.
But it wasn’t all bad news for the Dodgers this week. It was also reported that they had signed Albert Pujols to a Major League deal on Saturday. And even though he’s not nearly the player he once was, that’s still a big signing for Los Angeles.
The Dodgers are also getting back left-handed reliever David Price this week. Weekend acquisition Yoshi Tsutsugo should also be joining the team this week as well, so the depth is building. They play 2 NL West teams this week with 4 games against the Diamondbacks and 3 over the weekend against the Giants.
Now would be a GREAT time for the Dodgers to make up some ground in the standings.