|This Paul Goldschmidt home run at Dodger Stadium on May 7th further moved L.A. down into the basement. (photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty images)|
|The return of Carl Crawford tot he top of the Dodger lineup will give the club a valuable boost in the leadoff spot just ahead of Yasiel Puig. (photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)|
The best may be yet to come as Los Angeles now plays 13 straight inter-division games as they hit the road against Colorado, San Francisco and Arizona before returning home for four against the Rockies. The club is almost at full strength with Crawford returning in a few days. Dead weight from the roster has been cut, (Luis Cruz and Matt Guerrier), Puig and Ramirez and tearing it up, and Kemp is looking better.
|Back to Coors Field go the Dodgers as old nemesis Todd Helton and the second place Rockies will face the Dodgers in seven of their next thirteen games before the All Star break. (photo by Garrett Elwood/Getty Images)|