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With a 6-0 make an impression on the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday, the LA Dodgers sealed a berth in the 2022 MLB playoffsfor real this time around.
The slim mathematical chance remained that L.A. could easily get locked right into a tiebreaker to look for the final wild-card spot in the National League.
The revelation merely delayed the inevitable.
Having made the postseason for nine straight years, the Dodgers were basically playoff-bound before an individual ball was thrown this year. Also, they are on the verge of restoring order in the National League West following the SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA Giants snapped their eight-year division title streak in 2021.
By the All-Star break, LA was 10 games up on the second-place Padres, and the gap has widened to 20.5 games.
Much like Monday’s news, it’s just a matter of time prior to the Dodgers formally sew up their division crown.
The drama will start in October, when manager Dave Roberts and Co. can look to deliver another World Series title in 3 years. At 16.3 percent, LA gets the second-best championship odds at FanGraphs (NY Mets, 16.6). The Dodgers will be the betting favorites (+360) at DraftKings Sportsbook.
The stage could possibly be set for a Fall Classic rematch between your Dodgers and Houston Astros (+425), who’ve surpassed the brand new York Yankees to lead just how in the American League.
The Astros bested LA in seven games in the 2017 World Series. The results continues to be a sore point for most since that is the same year Houston was guilty of stealing signs. Regardless of the scandal, the business didn’t need to vacate its on-field triumphs.
Dodgers players would surely relish the chance to obtain revenge.
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