At this point, it wouldn’t be a surprise if you had grown tired of seeing where the Dodgers fall in the power rankings. Since the preseason way back at the beginning of the year, they have not relinquished their top position. That did not change once again as they head into the postseason.
The Dodgers wrapped up a series sweep against the Angels on Sunday, finishing out the season with a 43-17 record. This was accomplished with huge contributions around the roster, not really just one guy making a name for himself. But if you were going to pinpoint one particular talent that helped propel them to where they are, Mookie Betts would be a reasonable name to pull.
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Nothing new to see here, folks. The Dodgers won more than 70 percent of their games, becoming the first National League team with a .700-plus win percentage since the 1909 Pirates, who were 110-42, a .724 clip. The Dodgers won on Sunday and ended the regular season at .717. They ended the season with an ERA of 3.02 and a 1.06 WHIP, both the best in baseball.
The Dodgers were one a 116-win pace for a regular season. While they probably wouldn’t have had the momentum to keep up a 70 percent win mark for all 162 games, it’s still pretty impressive.
Since the Dodgers haven’t moved from their top spot, you’re likely wondering where the other teams fell in the rankings. More importantly, you probably want to know where Los Angeles’ wildcard opponent ended up. Well, the Milwaukee Brewers started the season ranked at number 16, and that’s right where they finished. They head into Chavez Ravine having finished with a 29-31 record.
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