Dodgers: Top Three Surprises of the First Half of the Season
The 2019 Dodgers are one of the best teams in MLB. Not surprising at all, but here are the top three surprises of the first half for the Dodgers.
The first half of the season has come and gone and to nobody’s surprise, the Dodgers are the best team in baseball for the first half of the season. Although the All-Star break is usually considered the official close of the first half, the schedule is already past the halfway mark of the season. LA matched its best first half in Los Angeles history going 55-26 in the first 81 games of the 2019 season.
Despite being MLB’s best club record-wise, the first half was not a total cakewalk for the blue. The Dodgers started the season 8-8, and dealt with a handful of significant injuries that are still affecting the team. Two of those injuries are the losses of Corey Seager and A.J. Pollock who have both missed a significant chunk of games in the first half. Here are the top three surprises of the first half for the Dodgers.