The Los Angeles Dodgers are playing at an elite level.
They have won seven of their last ten games, and they have an absolutely ridiculous 88-38 record, 7.5 games better than the second-best in MLB and 19.5 games ahead of the closest squad in the NL West, the San Diego Padres.
The Dodgers are quite comfortably the best team in baseball.
With such an elite pace, it’s fair to wonder whether they can aspire to establish a new record in wins over a single season.
“The #Dodgers have to go 29-7 for the rest of the way to set a new MLB record for wins in a season. The current record is 116 wins, will LA break the record and win 117 games?,” Dodgers Nation tweeted.
The #Dodgers have to go 29-7 for the rest of the way to set a new MLB record for wins in a season. The current record is 116 wins, will LA break the record and win 117 games?
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) August 29, 2022
Going 29-7 to finish the season would be extremely hard, but there are no impossibles for the 2022 Dodgers.
The Dodgers Can Achieve Whatever They Set Their Minds To
If there a team capable of achieving the feat, it’s them.
They would have to keep up motivation levels even after mathematically achieving the postseason berth, the division, the first-round bye, and home-field advantage.
If they manage to win 29 out of their remaining 36 contests, they will be the best and most winning regular season team in history.
The 2001 Seattle Mariners and the 1906 Chicago Cubs both won 116 games, but the latter did it with just 36 losses, and thus with a better winning percentage.
Can the Dodgers maintain such an impressive level of excellence over the last few weeks?
For them, the goal is winning the World Series, but getting the most victories over a single campaign is also a nice feat and should be celebrated.
They have become the perfect organization in MLB.