Dodger Thoughts

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It doesn’t matter what order the wins come, as long as they come

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Cardinals at Dodgers, 4:15 p.m.
Dee Gordon, 2B
Yasiel Puig, RF
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
Matt Kemp, LF
Andre Ethier, CF
Justin Turner, 3B
A.J. Ellis, C
Miguel Rojas, SS
Zack Greinke, P

By Jon Weisman

Tampa Bay has a four-game winning streak this year. So does San Diego. So do the Chicago Cubs and a bunch of other mediocre and disappointing teams.

So I’m not sure why anyone should care that the Dodgers don’t have a four-game wininng streak in 2014, any more than anyone should care whether the Dodgers win a game by scoring four runs in one inning or six runs in six different innings.

Pennants are not won on the basis of the number of four-game winning streaks you have. That the Dodgers don’t have one this year is a statistical fluke, signifying nothing.

What matters is that the Dodgers have the second-best record in the National League West, the third-best record in the NL and the sixth-best record in MLB, and are in striking distance of the top in all three categories.

If you need a source of streaky comfort, take this. They have no four-game losing streaks either. In fact, the 2014 Dodgers are 24-12 after any loss and 9-2 after any two losses in a row. That might not mean anything, but it sure means more than the trivia of an 0-6 record when they’ve won three games in a row.



Andre Ethier gets a breather


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1 Comment

  1. oldbrooklynfan

    The good news is they haven’t had to win more than 3 games in a row.

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