The Los Angeles Dodgers are currently in first place in the National League West.
It’s hard to believe they’re in first place when they’re 18th out of 30 major league teams with a .247 team batting average and 22nd overall with a 4.51 team ERA.
However, the Dodgers trail the second-place San Francisco Giants and third-place Arizona Diamondbacks by two and four games, respectively.
The standings could change at any moment if the pitching rotation collapses.
No Dodgers starter has started more than 16 games this year. This is due to injuries, big and small. Clayton Kershaw is on the disabled list and Dustin May is out for the year. Julio Urias and Tony Gonsalves have also been on the disabled list. 메이저사이트
Noah Syndergaard, who was counted on, struggled. Eventually, he left.
Sensing a crisis, the Dodgers rushed to acquire a starting pitcher.
They’ve already acquired Lance Lynn and are rumored to be pursuing Justin Verlander of the New York Mets. The addition of Verlander would give the Dodgers some breathing room.
It would allow their injury-plagued pitchers to find their stride in time for fall baseball. Add Walker Buehler to the mix, and you’ve got a winning combination.