Just how dominant have the National League’s top-seeded Los Angeles Dodgers been this season? One number flexes the way they have flown through the season, and also illustrates the wide chasm between the top and the bottom of the NL West.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are chasing one number that is almost unfathomable
To close out the 2022 regular season, the Los Angeles Dodgers have five remaining games against the Colorado Rockies at Chavez Ravine. Aside from those gambling on the sport, the games carry little consequence as the Dodgers have already wrapped up the division and the top seed in not only the National League postseason, but also the World Series should the Dodgers make a return trip to the Fall Classic.
With a record of 109-48 heading into Saturday’s game with the Rockies, entering the contest in last place in the division with a 65-92 record, there is a very interesting number to watch with the two teams battling head to head, as Nate Kreckman from Denver’s Altitude Radio pointed out on Twitter.
The Dodgers are 61 games over .500 and the Rockies have 65 wins. My dear friend and noted sabermetrician @Andy_Lindahl points out that the Dodgers have a shot to be further over .500 than the Rockies have total wins by the end of this series
— Nate Kreckman (@NateKreckman) October 1, 2022
It’s a number that certainly could happen, given the freefall the Rockies find themselves in as the season winds down. Colorado has lost six straight and is 1-9 over its last 10 games. The Dodgers opened the series with a 10-1 mauling of the Rockies on Friday night.
Little has gone right in Colorado this season, a team that only got 42 games of their top free agent signing, Kris Bryant, because of injuries. Little has gone wrong for the Dodgers, a team that seems to be hitting on all cylinders as the calendar turns to October.
For the Dodgers to be more games over .500 than the Rockies have total wins, Los Angeles would have to sweep the six-game series. It’s something to keep an eye on as the Dodgers just keep putting up eye-popping numbers as the postseason nears.