Los Angeles Dodgers they got their victory number 107 in the campaign this Wednesday in the second game of the series against San Diego Padreswho they defeated 1-0 in extra innings from the Petco Park in California.
after winning 106 games in the previous two full seasonsWednesday’s win marks a franchise recordwhich with seven matchups remaining, one against San Diego and six against Colorado Rockieswho are at the bottom of the division, it is very likely that the Dodgers expand the brand with ease and by a considerable margin.
From the start of summer training it was clear that this squad could be one of the best in team history, led by newly added freddie freemanformer National League MVP, Mookie Betts and the Mexican pitcher, nominated for reward Cy Young to the best pitcher, Julius Uriahwho pitched six scoreless innings.
Dodgers They had already secured their ninth division title in ten years in addition to having the best record in the National League, home court advantage and being the first qualifiers for the postseason and to reach 100 wins.
On the team’s dominance in the regular season Freemanfrom Atlanta Bravescommented:
It is a great number of victories. Many things must happen to many players to achieve it […] Once we get to October 11 no one will care how many wins we have. That’s the important thing […] You have to play baseball from start to finish to achieve this.
Since the beginning of 2019, the Dodgers have a +1000 stroke differential, the best in the Majors in this three-year period. Second place belongs to Houston Astros with +701.
Coincidentally, the stars are the only threat to go down to Los Angeles of the wins lead this year at 102-54 with six games remaining. However, if Houston wins two more games or loses two, home court advantage and the No. 1 seed would be assured.
(With information from MLB.com)