Even though it’s been more than half a season already, it’s time to hand out some midseason awards for the Dodgers.
I know the title is a little misleading. The Dodgers have played 91 games, so the halfway point of the season came more than a week ago. But it’s the All-Star break and this is an easy time to honor (and shame) some of the best (and worst) aspects of the season thus far.
The Dodgers haven’t really hit a hot streak yet. It seems like they’ve been underwhelming and a huge disappointment. Yet, they have the eighth-best winning percentage and the exact same record through 91 games as they’ve had in the last two years. The difference, of course, being that the Giants have been scarily good this year. The 2015 Dodgers, at 51-40, were 3.5 games up on the Giants through 91 games. The 2014 Dodgers, at 51-40, were tied with the Giants. The Dodgers went on to win the division in 2015 and 2014 by eight and six games, respectively. This year, at 51-40, the Dodgers are 6.5 games back.
It’s time to look at who has carried (and let down) the Dodgers so far this season.
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