Los Angeles Dodger are Playing Historically Hot Baseball
The 89-year-old record had been 12 consecutive road games won, and the Dodgers tied that mark with Friday’s 6-2 win over the Cubs. With Saturday’s win added on, the Dodgers finally eclipsed it with a road streak dating back to a July 7 win over the divisional rival San Francisco Giants.
But the team has not only been playing well outside of Los Angeles. The Dodgers are 30-7 since starting their hot streak back on June 22. The Boys in Blue have not lost consecutive games even one time in that 42-day span. Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLA.com tweeted this yesterday:
The Dodgers are 29-7 in their last 36 games, their best 36-game stretch since 1953
— Eric Stephen (@truebluela) August 2, 2013
Winning 30 out of 37 games gives the Dodgers an 81.1 win percentage over that stretch. In Dodgers history, the team has only posted better stretches over 37 games in 1899 (32-5 and 31-6) and in 1953 (31-6).
With this sizzling run being the team’s best in the last 60 years, the Dodgers organization and their fans are excited and expecting great things. At this point, the Dodgers hold a four-game lead of the NL West with the second place Arizona Diamondbacks to play later tonight.
As long as they keep up their strong and consistent play on both the offensive and defensive sides of the game, the Dodgers should make it to the end of the regular season with a division win and a spot in the playoffs.