For the seventh consecutive season, the Los Angeles Dodgers will represent the National League West in the MLB Postseason. Currently, the Dodgers have the longest active streak of division titles. Since 2013, the Los Angeles Dodgers have been a major powerhouse in the National League. Although they have yet to accomplish their final goal, they are well prepared to take on any challenge that they may face.
Sitting at 94-52, the Dodgers were the first team in the MLB to punch their ticket to the playoffs. Other teams still have a ways to go and that begs a good question: Do the Dodgers compete in a terrible division with teams that are nowhere near playoff contention, or do other rival teams have a more competitive division? Certainly the most competitive divisions in all of MLB are the National League Central and the American League East. With the Cardinals, Cubs and Brewers fighting to win the division, that race could come down to the wire. On the other hand, the Yankees are more than likely going to win their division but the Tampa Bay Rays and the Red Sox may play spoiler.
With only 16 games left, the Dodgers are vying for home field advantage throughout the playoffs. The Dodgers sit behind the Astros and Yankees in the race for home field advantage. For Los Angeles, they will finish up this current series with Baltimore and head to New York to take on the Mets. After their east coast run, they come home to play the Tampa Bay Rays and the Colorado Rockies.
As of last night, the National League MVP race took a devastating blow. The 2018 NL MVP and one of the frontrunners for the 2019 MVP award, Christian Yelich, suffered a fractured knee cap after fouling off a ball. Thus requiring him to tragically end a remarkable season. However, now that Yelich is out for the season, the door is surely open for Cody Bellinger, right?
Cody Bellinger has been having a MVP season all year long. MVP chants reign down on him when he plays at Dodger Stadium and while he started off extremely hot, he has cooled off some. After posting a .350+ Batting Average for the first few months of the season, Bellinger has come back down to Earth and has a .305 Batting Average with 44 Home Run’s and 106 RBI’s. He has all the numbers of an MVP season, but will he be able to finish off the season on a high note? I think he will and I think that he will eventually win his first of a few MVP awards.