The Los Angeles Dodgers have endured a bit of recent struggles to build a healthy lead in the National League West going into the end of the regular season. If the team can pull it all together to show that they can compete against the top talent in the league, they should have little trouble moving through the playoffs and make a deep run.
At this point, the team seems to be in control of the division and have the opportunity to control their own destiny. They shouldn’t have any issues making the postseason, and just simply need to decide whether they are going to win the division or have a much harder road as a wildcard team.
The Dodgers currently hold the second-best record in the National League behind the Brewers team that they just gave up three games to in which two games were very closely contested, and Clayton Kershaw saw his win streak snapped at 11 games. If they can bring those struggles into control, then they should have very little trouble moving through the end of the season.
Recently, the Dodgers have seen some strong performances from newcomers Kevin Correia and Roberto Hernandez and look to be able to turn that into just what they need after seeing third starter Hyun-jin Ryu go down with a glute injury. Both men had already shown why they deserved to be in the starting lineup and came at the perfect time for the Dodgers.
The biggest question for the Dodgers moving forward is whether they can get over the hiccup that was their series with the Brewers and get their momentum back on track. They have certainly shown that they have the talent and ability to put everything on track and compete for a championship.
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