As was expected, the Los Angeles Dodgers were very active this year at the trade deadline.
One of their most impactful moves was the trade with the Chicago White Sox to acquire both Lance Lynn and Joe Kelly.
Lynn has proven to be a viable piece in their rotation, while Kelly has slotted back into a familiar role in the bullpen to when he was first a member of the Dodgers.
On Twitter, MLB insider Bob Nightengale pointed out just how important this trade was for the Dodgers and how it will help them down the stretch as they make their final push towards the postseason.
The best pickup of the trade deadline was the #Dodgers’ acquisition of veteran pitchers Lance Lynn and Joe Kelly. Lynn was dominant once again tonight, leading the #Dodgers to an 8-2 victory over the #Padres. They now have a 4-game lead in the NL West
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) August 7, 2023
Lynn drew the start for the Dodgers on Sunday night as they faced off against the San Diego Padres.
The veteran right-hander pitched six innings and only allowed one run on four hits.
The 36-year-old also struck out six batters and walked only two.
Lynn and Kelly were teammates with the St. Louis Cardinals from 2012-14 and helped them reach the World Series in 2013.
The two reunited last season when Kelly joined the White Sox in free agency.
Now, both are playing key roles with the Dodgers as they make a run towards the postseason.
With the Dodgers’ 8-2 win on Sunday night, they extended their lead in the National League West to four games over the San Francisco Giants.
Los Angeles owns the second-best record in the National League at 64-46.
They are 6.5 games behind the Atlanta Braves for the best record.
But the move to acquire Lynn and Kelly has clearly paid dividends for Los Angeles.NEXT: Mookie Betts Joined Historic Company On Sunday