|Rock bottom||Turning point||Up top||All together|
|1979 Dodgers||36-57 (.387)||July 19||43-26 (.623)||79-83, third place, 11 1/2 GB|
|2011 Dodgers||37-51 (.420)||July 7||33-21 (.611)||70-72, third place, 12 GB (through Thursday)|
After the 1979 season, the Dodgers rallied in 1980 to force a tie for the National League West title after 162 games. Proposal: We take the 163rd game away from 1980, which really did the Dodgers little good, and stick it at the end of the 2011 schedule, which is missing a game and where it will do much less harm.