The Dodgers could not care much less concerning the Padres and also the profession target date.
You could not pay them to also increase a brow.
The Padres might have traded for Juan Soto, Shohei Ohtani, Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, and also Babe Ruth, and also the Dodgers would not have actually batted an eye.
Following San Diego’s target date purchases of Soto, Josh Bell, Brandon Drury, and also Josh Hader, individuals prepared to crown them National League champs. I believe San Diego’s mayor, Todd Gloria, was currently preparing the World Series ceremony.
But it appears they all neglected one essential point: They still required to play baseball.
The Dodgers and also Padres opened up a three-game collection this previous weekend break atDodger Stadium All the Padres’ brand-new faces existed. It was expected to be the informal crowning of baseball’s brand-new finest group.
ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball newscast also picked to meeting Soto and also Padres’ proprietor,Peter Seidler No one from the group with the most effective document in baseball. No one from the group that Vin Scully invested 67 years of his job with. It was plainly expected to be the start of the Padres’ gone to delight in the NL West.
Well, it had not been.
The Dodgers brushed up the collection, outscored the Padres 20-4, and also prolonged their NL West cause 15.5 video games over these second-place Padres.
Dodger throwing had actually simply one gained run the whole collection, which was available in the 9th inning of Friday evening’s 8-1 blowout. It was pure prominence from the very first pitch of Friday evening’s video game till the last one on Sunday evening. The Padres really did not also appear like they were in the exact same organization as the Boys in Blue.
On the year, the Dodgers have actually won 8 of 10 versus the Friars, and also will certainly see them one more 9 times prior to the postseason.
“Just wait until Fernando Tatis is back.”
That appears to be the continuous reason from individuals around thePadres Well, I’ll offer one right back to them.
Just wait till Walker Buehler, Dustin May, Blake Treinen, Clayton Kershaw, Justin Turner, Brusdar Graterol, and also Edwin Rios are back.
The remainder of the organization needs to be horrified. What the Dodgers are doing this period is unprecedented.
They are 75-33, without a doubt one of the most packed group in baseball, and also get on rate for 112 success. Andrew Friedman understood he really did not require to make any kind of extreme steps this profession target date– so he really did not. He understood the group in position sufficed to win aWorld Series And he understood they were just going to obtain far better as their men returned from the IL over the following couple of weeks.
The MLB document for the majority of success in a period is 116, completed by the 1906 Cubs and also 2001Mariners We might need to begin speaking about the 2022 Dodgers possibly establishing a brand-new one.
The Dodgers are the most effective group in the NL West, the National League, and also the whole organization. And this weekend break just validated one point: The Dodgers are San Diego’s Padre.