Are Los Angeles Dodgers The Best Team In Baseball?

By David Fouty
Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers
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The Los Angeles Dodgers have been on quite the roll lately, having won their last five games overall, their past 15 road games and posting a 32-7 since they were 12 games under .500 on June 22.

They’ve built a six-game lead over the Arizona Diamondbacks in the NL West and are on the brink of history.

In short, the Dodgers are absolutely the best team in MLB right now, and with the way they are playing lately, it looks like they’ll coast into the playoffs.

The most impressive thing about the Dodgers has been their ability to win on the road. They have the most road wins in all of baseball, which is generally a sign of a good team. If you are able to win in other teams’ parks, that shows that you are comfortable with the way your team plays without having to worry about everything else going on around even in unfamiliar surroundings.

The Dodgers pitching has been the biggest key to their success lately. Over the past 10 games, they’ve allowed just 15 runs. It would be pretty easy for almost any team to win games if their offense only had to score two runs to get the job done.

The Dodgers will look to extend their road winning streak against the St. Louis Cardinals tonight behind their ace Clayton Kershaw. They’re just two road wins shy of tying the record for most consecutive road wins, which has stood since the New York Giants did it in 1916. To say the record has stood for a long time is a bit of an understatement.

The only thing that could derail the Dodgers right now is losing one or two key players to injury. They are simply too deep to have an off night right now, and there’s no reason why they shouldn’t be a factor in the postseason.

David Fouty is a columnist for Follow him on Twitter @davefouty, “Like” him on Facebook and add him to your network on Google+.

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