The Los Angeles Dodgers split a doubleheader against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
Their record, as of Wednesday afternoon, is 103-45.
It shows their incredible combination of skill, wealth, talent evaluation, player development, and coaching/managing.
In fact, they have been so good in 2022 that they still have an outside shot at history.
“If the Dodgers win 13 of their final 15 games, they’ll tie the all-time single-season record with 116 wins. Number of games left outside Southern California: 0. Number of games left against Rockies: 6,” Bill Shaikin, who covers baseball for the Los Angeles Times, tweeted.
If the Dodgers win 13 of their final 15 games, they'll tie the all-time single-season record with 116 wins.
Number of games left outside Southern California: 0.
Number of games left against Rockies: 6.
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) September 20, 2022
Granted, winning 13 out of 15 games is a tall task, even for a team like the Dodgers.
But if anybody can do it, it’s definitely them.
It would also be a great way to stay engaged and avoid entering a state of relaxation before the playoffs.
Can The Dodgers Pull It Off?
In order to get that many wins over the last couple of weeks, they will need luck, health, and depth.
But they do have several things going on for them in their quest.
All of their remaining games will be played in the Southern California area, which means no long travels left before the regular season is up.
That is always a positive.
Additionally, they get to play six games against the lowly Colorado Rockies, last in the NL West division with a lousy 64-84 record.
Playing against weak teams is always good if you want wins.
Do the Dodgers have what it takes to establish the single-season wins record?
We will find out in less than two weeks.
It would be very difficult to achieve, but there are no impossibles for an organization like the Dodgers.