The Los Angeles Dodgers have proven to be the best team in all of baseball all season long.
They just wrapped up the NL West and seem to be pointed towards claiming the No. 1 seed in the National League in October, securing home-field advantage through the World Series.
They sit at 98-44 and seem to have a firm grasp on that top spot.
However, that does not mean that there can’t be some signs of trouble.
In the Dodgers’ case, it’s their extra-inning record.
With their 5-3 walk-off loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night, they saw their extra-inning record drop to 4-8 on the season.
Dodgers move to 4-8 on the season in extras
— Blake Harris (@BlakeHarrisTBLA) September 15, 2022
There’s no doubt that the Dodgers are a force to be reckoned with, as usual.
But when extra innings come around, that’s where their weakness shows itself.
A 4-8 record in extras is not a good sign, especially entering the postseason, where everything is magnified, especially games that reach extras.
It’s not a major sign of trouble.
Knowing what the Dodgers are capable of, this isn’t something that jumps out at people.
But if there is one thing they’ll need to fix before October, that would be it.
You can’t just wave a wand and drastically improve in extra innings.
Again, it’s not anything major, but it is a spot where the Dodgers have struggled this season and could look to improve upon before entering the postseason.
It doesn’t change the fact that the Dodgers are an absolute powerhouse, but it is one of the rare times when the Dodgers falter.
Ultimately, there’s still time to fix this, and the Dodgers should be just fine when the playoffs come around.