While the Los Angeles Dodgers are well on their way to winning their seventh consecutive unprecedented National League title, they focus primarily on their health, their maintenance, the assessment of their roles and the guarantee of a advantage on their court thanks to the World Series.
Even after losing two of the three New York Yankees on weekend gamers, the Dodgers enter Monday with the best baseball record at 86-46. They have a one-game lead over the Houston Astros and Yankees.
The Dodgers got the field advantage in the World Series in 2017, but the Boston Red Sox benefited the following year.
Justin Turner considers playing at home for all the series is extremely important, as confirmed by L.A. Times Jorge Castillo.
"It's important," said Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner before Sunday's game. "One hundred percent."
The Dodgers are the best MLB players with a 52-18 record at home this season, ahead of the Astros and Yankees, who each have 49 wins. There are 11 games remaining at Dodger Stadium and should break the L.A. franchise record for most home wins.
This was established by the 2017 club which won 57 matches at Chavez Ravine. The Brooklyn Dodgers of 1953, who won the National League pennant, hold the organization's record with 60 home wins.
Beyond the mere fact of being able to play more post-season games at Dodger Stadium thanks to their advantage on the field, the Dodgers would benefit from the presence of an American League champion – presumed to be the Astros or the Yankees – whose respective alignments were long awaited, some by the launcher's task.
In addition, Walker Buehler, Clayton Kershaw and Hyun-Jin Ryu have all been much more dominant this season when they started at home. Admittedly, everyone has been able in the past to succeed on the road, even in the playoffs.
Offensively, the Dodgers hit 0.265 / 0.342 / 0.479 at home, compared to 0.252 / 0.340 / 0.468 outside the Dodger Stadium.
The Dodgers seem to be well placed to maintain their best record. In their last 30 matches, 22 are against West NL. A good finish would not only keep them ahead of the Astros and Yankees, but could also set a new franchise record.
The 2017 team holds the L.A. brand with 104 wins, while the 1953 has won a franchise record of 105 games.