On Tuesday, Los Angeles Dodgers won 7-3 against Baltimore Orioles and became the first team to grab the division championship this season.
So far, no team in NL West seems good enough to knock off Dodgers championship in NL West in the near future.
Dodgers has the second-longest championship streak in the MLB, this season they have attained their seventh consecutive NL West title. Atlanta Braves lead the league with 14 NL East titles in a row starting from 1991 to 2005.
The Tuesday victory was fitting given that Los Angeles has dominated throughout the entire season and also in most of last decade.
Dodgers have led the division in almost 21 games and have maintained a ten-game lead since 16th July. Most of NL West teams had a disappointing season, and this somehow helped Dodgers to have the upper hand. The only team in the West that has remained in the postseason contention is Arizona Diamondbacks.
Dodgers’ formidable lineup has assisted in shattering opponents in the division. Cody Bellinger has improved his swing and led the team with 44 homers. He is a probable MVP. Other players who have contributed significantly to the organization include: Max Muncy, Justin Turner, Joc Pederson, and rookie catcher Will Smith.
The only question unanswered is whether Dodgers can go an extra mile and grab the World Series title. The franchise last won the title in 1988, and has been competing favorably in World Series competition but never winning. Anything less than the title this time around would be a great disappointment.
Dodgers have a task at hand, and what they need to do is focus on it. They have to block any distraction. They got the best squad and quality depth in virtually all spots in their roster. Any team against them will inevitably run out of options to counter that depth. But if they allow distractions, nothing of the sort will happen.