Every time we think the Dodgers can’t get any better from here, they do, and now they’re just showing off to the rest of the league. On Saturday, there were 6 homers hit by 6 different players in one night while the club extended its winning streak to 12 for the first time since 1976.
Despite Sunday’s loss, the Dodgers have proven they are an absolute force to be reckoned with.
There’s a few things that come to mind about what could be even better but maybe I’m getting a little ahead of myself. As far as Gavin Lux‘s perspective goes, the team is just taking it one day at a time.
— SportsNet LA (@SportsNetLA) August 14, 2022
Lux was one of 6 who notched a homer on their belt Saturday night. His came in the top of third securing an 8-2 lead early on.
The 24 year old infielder has been quiet but deadly all season batting a career best .299 with 98 hits and 35 RBI this season.
The Dodgers haven’t lost a game all month and each of their wins during the winning streak was won by multiple runs scoring eight or more runs in eight of them including the most recent four. Overall they have outscored their opponents 91-31 during the 12 game stretch.
Before Lux’s 431 foot bomb, Mookie Betts‘ ignited the fire with his 35th career leadoff homer to start the game. The Dodgers went on to score four more runs in the first.
Saturday was the 16th time this season LA has scored five (or more) runs in a single inning, tying them with the Phillies for the most in MLB this year.
Dodgers skipper, Dave Roberts had this to say about the team’s record smashing season (quote via Bill Plunkett of the OC Register)
“As far as how we’re winning games, off the get-go and sustaining leads and things like that, lineup 1 through 9 – this is as good as I’ve seen, yeah….It’s nine guys taking professional at-bats. Guys can run counts, they can use the whole field, they have different clubs in their bag. When you can do that with the talent … it’s just really tough to navigate.”
If the Dodgers are able to secure another win tonight and two more in a row against the Brewers, the team will match their franchise record as well as reign champion for the longest winning streak this season. The Seattle Mariners and Atlanta Braves who each had 14-game winning streaks this season but those stats seem like old news compared to the type of season the Dodgers are having.