It’s been quite the turnaround in LA as the Dodgers have gone from 30-42 to a 7.5 game lead and are now the World Series favorites according to Sportsbook.com.
Teams like the Tigers and Braves have been favorites for most of the season, but the Dodgers 40-8 surge has many believing they’re WS bound.
Sportsbook.com tweeted out the odds that the Dodgers were now not only the NL pennant favorite, but World Series favorites:
— Sportsbook.com ® (@Sportsbook_com) August 15, 2013
Getting Matt Kemp back from the disabled list will only help the offense as Hanley Ramirez hasn’t shown any ill effects from a shoulder injury he suffered in Chicago.
Yasiel Puig’s energy seems to have ignited the entire team as the entire pitching staff have done the job these past few weeks. Manager Don Mattingly was once on the hot seat, but the turnaround has cooled that of late.
While there’s still 42 games left in the season, the Dodgers believe they can win every night and like most good teams, are taking things one day at a time.
In case you missed it, be sure to find out the latest on Matt Kemp’s ankle injury.