Publish Date: 09/15/2022
Fact checked by: Simon Briffa
Currently, the Los Angeles Dodgers are the best Major League Baseball team. They have a record of 97 victories and 43 losses, and a winning percentage. of 693. They also have a 20.5-game lead over the San Diego Padres (National League West). They are also the only team to have clinched a playoff spot. Check out the top baseball odds.
Although it seems impossible, mathematically, it is possible for the Dodgers to reach 117 wins this season. The Dodgers would need to record 20 wins and two losses in their final 22 games. With 116 wins, the Seattle Mariners and Chicago Cubs share the record for most Major League Baseball regular-season wins. In 1906, the Cubs achieved the feat with only 152 games. The 2001 season saw 116 wins for the Mariners.
The Dodgers have 22 remaining games. They play the Arizona Diamondbacks seven, the Colorado Rockies six, and the San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres three each. 19 of the 22 games that the Dodgers have to play are against National League West divisional rivals.
The Dodgers have played.700 in baseball in the past ten games and won seven of their last 10. They are also on a three-game winning streak. On Saturday, they defeated the San Diego Padres 8-4 and Sunday 11-2, respectively, before defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks, 6-0, on Monday. The Dodgers starting pitcher Tyler Anderson pitched seven innings, giving up just two hits and two walks in Monday’s shutout win at the Phoenix desert. Anderson has been a tremendous Dodgers pitcher all season long, with a record 15 wins and three losses. His earned run average is 2.62.
The Dodgers may be the best team in baseball, but a World Series title is not guaranteed. The Dodgers’ chances of making the playoffs are reduced because there are 11 other teams who will be in the playoffs. The history is not favorable for the Dodgers. The 1906 Chicago Cubs won the 116 regular-season games but fell to the Chicago White Sox six times in the World Series. The 2001 Seattle Mariners won the 116 regular-season games but lost in the World Series to the New York Yankees in five American League Championship Series games.
The Atlanta Braves and New York Mets are tremendous threats to the Dodgers in the National League playoffs.