Heading out on a nine-game road trip Monday afternoon, the Los Angeles Dodgers have more than great offense, pitching and defense on their side. They have confidence.
And why wouldn't they? Just last night, Matt Kemp hit a grand slam, along with a solo shot, to aid the defending NL West champs in their their eighth straight victory with a 14-2 whoopin over the Colorado Rockies. Andre Ethier and Orlando Hudson each drove in three runs as well for the Dodgers, who've won all six of their first home games for the first time since 's 1947 rookie year with the Brooklyn Dodgers. That team, who began the year at 8-0, were trumped only by the 1946 Dodgers, who enjoyed a 9-0 streak to kick off their season. Now would be the time to visit the world of MLB betting and check the box marked Dodgers.
The Dodgers have impressively outscored their opponents 50-17 during this homestand, nailing 77 hits, 11 bombs, and 31 walks with a .367 collective batting average. The team has also managed to outscore everyone they play 19-0 in the seventh inning alone. In fact, they're 29-9 at Chavez Ravine since last year’s All-Star break, which just so happens to be the best record in the big leagues down that stretch.
So, what's stopping them from swallowing up the Houston Astros, sweeping the Rockies again, and going to town on the Giants in San Francisco before beating up the San Diego Padres on April 30th?
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Posted by Sooze on 4/20/2009