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Dodgers mailbag: Is it time to panic?

Dodgers mailbag: Is it time to panic?

The Dodgers are 92-45. That translates to a 109-win pace. They lead the National League West by 12.5 games with 25 to play. They have a nine-game advantage on Washington for home-field advantage in the National League pennant race, and an eight-game lead on Houston in terms of home-field throughout the playoffs.

You should stare at those numbers for just a moment. Take a breath. Think of a baseball image that pleases you — the arc of a Cody Bellinger home run, the downward tumble of Clayton Kershaw’s curveball, the way Rich Hill skips off the mound, the way Yasiel Puig plants a kiss on the grizzled cheek of Turner Ward.

OK. Do you feel any better?

No?

Alright,...

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