Well Dodger fans probably aren’t too surprised that they’re in first place but I sure am. With the team they put together I wouldn’t of guessed they’d be in first place in September, and by 4 games none the less. A lot has to do with the Giants absolute collapse in the second half but still first place is first place. Clayton Kershaw is due to return on Friday so I feel like writing a little about the first place Dodgers.
So when Clayton Kershaw injured his back I for one thought the Dodgers were done for. But somehow they did better without Kershaw, they started hitting better and the bullpen picked up a sub par rotation. It goes without saying that Kershaw is the best pitcher in baseball. So I thought when they lost him they didn’t have enough to make a serious push. When I look at the Dodgers I think Clayton Kershaw and Corey Seager, but not much besides those two. I honestly believe that when Kershaw got injured it was a wake up call to the rest of the team. They thought “we lost our horse who can beat anyone we’ve got to pick him up.” You look at every player on the Dodgers and their stats are better since Kershaw was shelved. That’s what good teams can do and now they’re getting their ace back. Dave Roberts deserves some serious consideration for manager of the year.