The only thing left for the Dodgers to battle for is home-field advantage in the National League and entire Major League Baseball. That means it’s time to look ahead to the postseason.
As fans of other teams often remind us, the Dodgers have won the West five years in a row but have not made it to the World Series in any of those five years. No matter whether it was injury, bad luck or other teams being a team of destiny, the Dodgers were at fault for failing to make the World Series.
This season it felt like the Dodgers were a team of destiny, similar to last year’s Cubs but after a month of struggling the Dodgers no longer seem to have that feeling of destiny. That doesn’t mean they won’t end up going to or winning the World Series, but it does mean that the Dodgers have work to do to finally secure the National League pennant.
Looking at the past three years, there are three trends that the Dodgers need to reverse.