The Los Angeles Dodgers continue to steamroll through MLB with a loaded roster of young studs, veteran mashers and a trailer load of golden arms that could shut down Nino and The Carter. This 2017 Dodgers demolition has been classic. Californias other Super Team continued its record-breaking ways on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium, using a five-run eighth inning to beat the White Sox 6-1, becoming the first team since the 2004 Cardinals to be 50 games over .500.
From @EliasSports, if @Dodgers win tonight, they would become the 1st MLB team to go 50 games over .500 since the 2004 Cardinals.
This is the fourth Dodgers team to be 50 games over .500 in the franchise’s illustrious history, which began in Brooklyn. The last time was the 1953 squad featuring Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella, which accomplished the feat on Sept. 27 that season.
When you look at it and you look at the win-loss, it’s remarkable. ..yeah, 50 games over .500 is kind of uncharted territory,” manager Dave Roberts said on MLB Network.
Those unchartered waters can be rocky, and anything short of a championship will be very disappointing for the Dodgers at this point. They have spoiled their fans this season and the Dodger faithful dont expect to fall victim to the failed expectations of the past.
This is the year that future Hall of Famer Clayton Kershaw gets it together in the playoffs.
This is the year that Roberts, the sophomore skipper, outwits all managerial adversaries.
This is the year Magic makes good on his promise to bring a World Series title back to Dodgertown for the first time since 1988.
The Dodgers have been that magnificent.
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There was a stretch between June 9 and August 7th where they went 43-7, the best 50-game stretch in MLB history. Today, they sit at 84-34 and on pace to win 117 games, one more than the Major League record shared by the 2001 Seattle Mariners and the 1906 Chicago Cubs.
This is the juggernaut that Magic Johnson and his Dodgers ownership team – who poured hundreds of millions of dollars into scouting, draft picks, free agents and managers – envisioned when they purchased the franchise in 2012 and quickly went all in, assembling a team of multi-skilled players, sluggers and a wicked pitching staff.
The Dodgers have had success in recent years, but keep coming up short of championship dreams. Along the way, Magic and front office czars Andrew Friedman and Farhan Zaidi made some tweaks, getting rid of a player here and there and infusing a stock of young marvels from their rich farm system.
They also replaced manager Don Mattingly with Black Knight skipper Roberts, who is attempting to become the second African-American manager behind Cito Gaston to win a World Series title. The fans love him.
Dave Roberts has been an AMAZING hire @Dodgers I love watching him lead this team every day https://t.co/GKmJhkvr6q
He’s seemed to be the final ingredient needed for the Dodgers to finally perfect the recipe of getting over that championship hump. Its all about October for this franchise. Hopefully the accolades of the regular season won’t fall victim to the pressure of playoff unpredictabilities.