Dodgers News: LA Achieves Feat Over Giants for First Time in Nearly Three Decades
The last time the Chavez Ravine has hosted a four-game sweep over the Dodgers’ biggest rival was back in 1995. The same year the team went 78-66 overall and finished first in the NL West.
27 years later, the LA team shut down the Bay area team once again and has now extended their NL West lead to 11 games over the San Diego Padres. The Giants are 16.5 games back now.
With the Dodgers’ 7-4 win on Sunday afternoon, they improve their overall record to 64-30 which is on pace to crush the 1995 squad’s season record and also break their own franchise record of 106 wins.
Dodgers on pace for 110 victories.
Franchise record: 106, accomplished in each of the last two non-pandemic seasons.
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) July 24, 2022
The LA team was also able to extend their winning streak to eight finally after being stuck at 7 wins in a row four different times this season.
Getting a win at Dodger Stadium is always a great feeling but to do it against the team up north is an even greater feeling. Jake Lamb got to experience his first taste of victory in the deep running rivalry this season as a Dodger. The designated hitter went 2-for-4 today and scored twice in the Dodgers’ win.
"From top to bottom we're playing good baseball right now." Jake Lamb on the #Dodgers completing the sweep of the #SFGiants. pic.twitter.com/l2IfoSzrx6
— SportsNet LA (@SportsNetLA) July 25, 2022
Freddie Freeman extended his hitting streak to 12 games today going 2-for-5 and scoring once. He was backed by runs from Betts, Lux, and 2 from Muncy.
The team now heads into a three game series at home against the Washington National where they will face Juan Soto who has been in much conversation with the Dodgers’ name lately.
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Let the Pads mortgage their entire franchise to get him. We will still out pitch and outhit them. Soto is a franchise killer.