The Los Angeles Dodgers began the season with high expectations and hoping to build on last season’s trip to the NLCS.
Unfortunately for the Dodgers, the first two months of the season haven’t gone exactly as planned, as injuries and slumps have contributed to them being inconsistent. In addition to their troubles, the San Francisco Giants have raced to a MLB best 42-21 record. After the Dodgers defeated the Reds 6-2 Monday, they find themselves 8.5 games behind the Giants in the NL West division race.
As the team attempts to make up the deficit, Matt Kemp and Clayton Kershaw both mentioned monitoring the success of the Giants. With San Francisco continuing to win series and games, the Dodger stars realize they must do the same if the team wants any chance of winning the NL West pennant.
Dodgers Nation News
Juan Uribe And A.J. Ellis Nearing Returns – ESPN LA
Carl Crawford Unsure Where He Fits In Dodgers’ Outfield – LA Times
Yasiel Puig Widens Lead Among OF In NL All-Star Voting – True Blue LA
Dodgers Agree To Terms With Alex Verdugo – MLB Trade Rumors
Orioles’ Manny Machado Apologizes – ESPN
Slumping Rays Turn To Seminole Medicine Man – Yahoo! Sports
Rockies’ Carlos Gonzalez Will Have Exploratory Surgery On Left Index Finger – Sports Illustrated
Michael Cuddyer Injury: Updates on Rockies Outfielder’s Shoulder and Return – Bleacher Report
Dodgers Outfielder Andre Ethier Surprises Middle School Students