The Dodgers moved to 3 games above .500 for the first time this season today, and I have to say that things are looking up for the boys in Blue. They’re getting contributions from 1-9 in the order, and suprisingly the rookies are doing a lot of the talking with their bats. Nomar is looking like his old self and is contributing with clutch hits nearly every night.
The Dodgers destroyed the Angels last night, with a 25-hit outburst, the most ever in their Los Angeles history. If that wasn’t incredible enough, it was highlighted with Andre Ethier’s first major league 5-hit game. Some players go their entire career without ever having a 5-hit game, but Ethier can say that he’s done it before he even got his feet wet.
Willy Aybar hit a clutch 3-run homerun in today’s game, and the Dodgers beat the Angels 8-4… they are now 23-20 and are in 3rd place, 1.5 games behind the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The NL West definitely looks like it’s going to be a tight division again this year. I’ve always said that the Dodgers have a good chance of winning the division if they just stay healthy. Well, they’ve obviously not stayed healthy up until this point in the season yet it still looks like they can be considered serious contenders. We’ll just have to see how the rest of the season plays out injury wise.
Let’s get the Angels tomorrow and call it a sweep!