Shh, it might be best not to say this out loud — it sounds so foreign — but the Dodgers currently are not giving games away.
They have not committed an error in their past seven consecutive games, which modest as it may seem is a season-best errorless streak.
And not so coincidentally, they've won five of those seven.
This is not to say the Dodgers have suddenly turned into a great defensive team. That’s just not going to happen the way this team’s constructed.
But they're not making mistakes, or at least as many. The Dodgers are currently 22nd in errors in the majors, with 47 in 70 games, and 21st in fielding percentage (.982). Not good, of course, but better than the 29th they were previously ranked in both categories.
Slowly, very slowly, they are showing signs of improvement.
The Dodgers don't have to make a string of amazing plays every game, just not boot balls and give games away.