Okay, so there you have it. It took 100 games, but the Dodgers finally lost three in a row, which will certainly drop them in the vaunted Power Rankings despite still having the best record in the majors and a eight-game lead over the second-place Rockies, the largest division lead in the majors. Happy now, national media? Rejoicing, Bill Plaschke? Freaked out, Dodger fans?
Not I, says the Sax. Slumps are bound to happen, and this twenty-game stretch was always going to be a grind. Let's just hope that today's pathetic offensive output and sixth-inning meltdown by Chad Billingsley doesn't lead Ned Colletti to any rash decisions...three days before the trade deadline.