With that said, I must say that with the 2018 season a mere 5 games away from its midpoint, the Dodgers are in good shape. Once again in the midst of a winning run (with 25 victories in their last 34 games), it’s only a matter of time before they find themselves in the division lead. This is a team snakebit by decimating injuries. Yet they are so loaded on the 40 man roster, that they are able to overcome decimation. It is hard to imagine that this team could overcome the loss of both Corey Seager and Clayton Kershaw, but they have as they find themselves rolling and only 2.5 games back.
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Muncy has been a journeyman AAAA player that never was expected to be more than a possible September call up to give guys some needed once the division was clinched. Now he’s a vital offensive force who has pretty much replaced the impact bat of Corey Seager.
Weaknesses? There are some. Everything isn’t positive. The bullpen has some holes. The offense still lacks when hitting with runners on base. Dave Roberts has a tendency to rely too much on the pen, something that could come back to haunt him when the stretch drive hits and too many arms are tired. But there may be relief coming at the trade deadline. With all things considered, the positive far outweighs the negative. This Dodger club is in a good position to repeat as NL Pennant winners. You can’t ask for much more than that.