Despite early season injuries to favorites like Mookie Betts and Clayton Kershaw as well as Chris Taylor who is still on the injured list, the Dodgers have proven to be the most winningest team in the National League.
After last night’s 7-1 beating on the Angels, the Dodgers head into the All-Star break with 60 wins for only the fifth time in franchise history. Of late, LA has been on a tear winning 20 of the last 25 games to put them handily atop the NL West standings where the San Diego Padres trail by 9.5 games.
So what’s working for them? Take Saturday night’s game for example.
Julio Urias put on a stellar performance following Kershaw’s near perfect game just the night before. The 25-year-old from Mexico, gave up just one run over seven strong innings, lowering his ERA to 2.89. The Dodgers now have a team ERA of 2.77 which is currently the best in the major league.
After giving his team an A- grade through the first half of the second game of the Freeway Series, Manager, Dave Roberts had this to say about their success so far.
“We’ve done a really nice job, I expect to be in first place; we all do. But how we got there is most important. Losing key pieces, no one fretted. We just got to keep moving on and put the blinders on. So this break is coming at the right time.”
Although the team could use the break after months of ups and downs between injuries and scoring droughts, the Dodgers did secure five players in the All-Star Game.
Tune in on Tuesday at 4:30 PM PT to watch Trea Turner, Mookie Betts, Tony Gonsolin, Clayton Kershaw, and recently added, Tyler Anderson represent both the National League team and the Los Angeles Dodgers at home at Dodger Stadium.