With Dodgers in horrible slump, here’s a look on the bright side

Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley and pitcher Clayton Kershaw look on from the dugout during another loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sept. 5.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

OK, Dodgers fans, you know your team is in a horrible slump.

You know the Dodgers have lost 10 of their last 11 games, and the only win was 1-0 — Clayton Kershaw’s return — against the hapless San Diego Padres.

And yes, after winning 21 consecutive series, they’ve now lost their last four … and blown 9 1/2 games of their National League West lead in the last 11 days.

And yes, it may get worse before it gets better: Wednesday night’s opponent is the Arizona Diamondbacks, winners of 12 consecutive games and a team that has not trailed at any point in the last 98 innings, a major league record.


We get it.

But we thought it was worth reminding you that your team — the one that’s heard boos at its home stadium the past couple of nights — isn’t bad.

In fact, looking at the season as a whole, the Dodgers are actually quite good.

The folks at Inside Edge, which specializes in analytics-based storytelling, worked up the following video on the Dodgers, comparing this year’s team with the one last year that fell in the NL Championship Series.

Take a look:

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