Monday, August 22, 2016

Dodgers Peak With Week 20 Power Ranking Ascension

Even without Clayton Kershaw, the Dodgers ascended to first place in the NL West for ESPN Power Rankings (and seventh overall):

Back in the NL, the Los Angeles Dodgers moved ahead of the San Francisco Giants in the NL West and the rankings, climbing to No. 7. The NL West rivals will get a chance to settle things on the field this week in a big three-game series starting Tuesday in L.A. Despite all the injuries to the pitching staff, including the continued absence of Clayton Kershaw, the Dodgers have made up 6½ games on the Giants since the All-Star break. The Dodgers are just 17-15 since the break, while the Giants are 11-23.

This is the first time the Dodgers have been ahead of the Giants in the rankings since Week 6. [...]

7. Los Angeles Dodgers
Record: 68-55
Week 19 ranking: No. 8

Clayton Kershaw threw about 25 pitches in a bullpen session Saturday. His next step will be a bullpen session on Tuesday, scheduled for 40 to 45 pitches. Brett Anderson left Saturday's start with a blister on his left index finger. Los Angeles, 38-24 at home, will be home for 12 of its next 16 games. -- Diane Firstman (@dianagram), Value Over Replacement Grit

Honestly. what more is there to play for this year? May as well pack it in, boys. We've done what we've set out to do this year!


Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Can't believe the Dodgers are only 17-15 since the break. I thought they were on a much better run. But, that's better than being 11-23.

karen said...

Yeah, the 11-23 gnats are worst in NL.

Feeling the hate Hate HATE

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Soon to be 11-26!

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