There isn’t a team in MLB that can measure up with the Los Angeles Dodgers over a full season.
Los Angeles could lose a short series because randomness and luck can affect it more, but there is no question that they are the best team in baseball by a considerable margin.
After winning Monday’s game against the Miami Marlins, 3-2, their recent run of success continues.
“The Dodgers won, 3-2, in extras. They are 89-38. They’re currently 21-5 in August, after going 21-5 in July. Their magic number is 15,” The Athletic’s Fabian Ardaya tweeted.
The Dodgers won, 3-2, in extras. They are 89-38.
They're currently 21-5 in August, after going 21-5 in July.
Their magic number is 15.
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) August 30, 2022
Take a moment to digest those numbers.
Two straight months with a 21-5 mark is absolutely insane, and they still have time to improve their August mark.
The Dodgers Are MLB’s Best Team By A Mile
The Dodgers are eight games ahead of the closest competitors, the New York Mets and the Houston Astros.
They have an incredible 19.5-game advantage over the San Diego Padres, who are second in the NL West.
It seems like the league is miles behind them.
Their regular season success will have a bittersweet flavor if they can’t replicate it over the postseason: they are looking to win their second World Series in the last three years.
It will be very hard, because the Atlanta Braves have four aces in their rotation (Charlie Morton, Kyle Wright, Spencer Strider and Max Fried) and the Mets have, among other stars, Jacob deGrom and Max Scherzer.
It will all depend on the Dodgers, though: if their players perform to the top of their capabilities, they are better than everybody else, at least on paper.
For now, let’s focus on their incredible summer.
When the Dodgers are on, there is virtually no competition.