Offensively, the Dodgers have been one of the most productive teams in all of baseball. They are averaging just over five runs per game and are second in the National League with 139 home runs through 86 games. To put it simply, the kids can rake.
They continued to do so through the month of June, tallying 145 runs across 8 games played. What’s more impressive is that they did that while playing 15 games on the road, and in a stretch where they had to play 18 straight. They also put up a ridiculous 34 runs across a four-game series with the Rockies, despite allowing 31 runs in that series.
The team went 18-10 which is technically their least successful month since they lost 11 back in April. But they got it done on the road and without any breaks, thanks in large part to timely offensive production and a little defensive support. The team hit a combined .270 which ended up being the 4th best in the National League for June.
Alex Verdugo and Chris Taylor led the way for Los Angeles hitters, hitting a combined .309 with a total of 9 home runs and 30 runs driven in. The team also clubbed 47 home runs in June, good for 3rd in the NL.
All of the rest days in July for the Dodgers should certainly play in their favor, especially right out of the All-Star break. That is when they head to Boston to take on the Red Sox in a World Series rematch for three games. The Red Sox have a slightly worse bullpen than the Dodgers at a 4.37 ERA, and their starters are much worse. The Boston starting rotation has combined for a 4.65 ERA in 84 games, despite not giving up many home runs.
Los Angeles has it relatively easy after Boston, as they do not play one team currently leading their division. In fact, the teams they will play in the 15 games following the Red Sox have combined for a 204-214 (.488 win percentage) record.