The 2020 Los Angeles Dodgers (43-17) are in the playoffs and they did it in spectacular fashion, finishing the season with the best record in baseball. It seemed almost inevitable as they found themselves dominating the NL West and winning the division for an eight straight year.
The dominant Dodgers were the only team in all of MLB to finish above .700 (.717), only losing one series along the way. They were also the only team to score in every game of the 2020 season. There are several reasons why the Dodgers were so dominant, including leading MLB in runs scored and home runs hit, while also finishing top five in several categories such as RBIs, OBP, SLG and OPS.
The Dodgers will face former MVP Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers (29-31) in the Wild Card round on Sep. 30. The Brewers haven’t had the best year, finishing the season under .500 (.483), landing them the 4th spot in the NL Central. However, with MLB’s new postseason expansion, the Brewers still found their way into the playoffs, despite ending up below league average in nearly every statistical category.
Regardless of the outcome of the series, good baseball is to be expected with several MVPs gracing the field for this Wild Card series.
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