The Dodgers are no longer in control of their own destiny. While they continue to win games and do everything they can to win the NL West, the Giants also continue to get the job done. That has led to LA making up just a half-game in the standings since the start of August despite them winning 30 games over that span.
And with just 16 games left in the regular season for the Dodgers, time is running out on them quickly. San Francisco has a slightly more difficult schedule ahead of them, but a lot of it relies on the success of 1 team: the Padres.
The Giants and Padres will face off 8 more times after tonight’s game in the Bay. Unfortunately for the Dodgers, MLB expert Ken Rosenthal thinks that could be very bad for Los Angeles.
So the Dodgers do stand a chance, but we’ll see how the Padres play in those 10 games against the Giants because I’m not confident that they’re going to play them very tough.
The Padres have been playing terrible baseball as of late. They just got swept by the Dodgers over the weekend and dropped the first 2 games of their series against the Giants. They’re now 21-30 in the second half and quickly spiraling.
If there is one hope for the Dodgers, it’s that the Padres are right on the edge of the second Wild Card spot. That motivation to make the postseason should hopefully be enough to propel them to a few wins over the Giants.
But if it’s not, the Padres could find a way to keep the Dodgers from their 9th consecutive NL West title.