The Los Angeles Dodgers are currently 85-54 and atop the National League West by 13 games over the Arizona Cardinals.
They have the second best record in the National League, third best record in all of baseball, and are tied for the best record in the league since the all-star break.
And yet, it feels like Los Angeles’ season is very quickly coming apart at the seams.
Dodgers Season Falling Apart Despite Wins Racking Up
The Dodgers began the season in a tenuous position. Two-time MLB All-Star Walker Buehler had Tommy John surgery in August of 2022 and was expected to miss most or all of the 2023 season.
Then fellow starter Dustin May, who had a 2.63 ERA at the time, was forced to do the same after tearing his UCL early in the 2023 season.
Los Angeles persisted, however, thanks in large part of aces Clayton Kershaw and Julio Urias, as well as MVP candidates Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman.
But now it appears that LA will have to move forward without Urias, who was arrested recently following an alleged second domestic violence incident.
“A concerned citizen who saw a man attacking a woman after a soccer match Sunday at Exposition Park flagged down police, unaware that the man was Dodgers pitcher Julio Urías,” the Los Angeles Times reported on Friday morning.
“The police have a cellphone video captured by a civilian of the alleged incident, a person with knowledge of the situation not authorized to speak publicly confirmed to The Times,” the report went on to say.
Things only got worse from there, as well.
Betts left Thursday’s 10-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs in the eighth inning after fouling a ball off his foot. He was later seen exiting Dodger Stadium on crutches.
But wait, there’s more!
The Dodgers announced Friday that Buehler will not be able to return to for the 2023 season. Instead, he’ll focus on returning to 100 percent in 2024.
LA hasn’t stopped winning. And maybe it won’t.
But things aren’t looking good out in Chavez Ravine.