Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and I am on strong medication to combat Olympic fever.
When Clayton Kershaw got injured on June 26, the Dodgers were 41-36 and eight games behind San Francisco in the NL West. For many, Kershaw’s injury signaled the end of the season, since there was no possible way the Dodgers could make the playoffs without him.
Since June 26, the Dodgers have gone 21-13 (a .617 winning percentage, which is a 100-win pace for a full season) and are one game behind the Giants....