Dodgers are in some serious trouble after 13-0 loss

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There are a lot of red flags popping up suddenly for the best team in baseball.

Up to the last two weeks or so, there’s been no question that the Los Angeles Dodgers have been the best squad in MLB. Corey Seager and Cody Bellinger were continuing to provide young firepower, and first year manager Dave Roberts looked like he had things under control.

Everyone was hitting, pitching, and playing at a level other clubs couldn’t match. However, after falling 13-0 to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday, one thing became clear — this club could very well be in trouble.

The way that the wild card race is playing out, the Diamondbacks are an opponent the Dodgers can bet on seeing after the regular season ends. If that’s the case, Los Angeles could come into their hunt for October stumbling out of the gate.

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It would be the worst case scenario for Los Angeles and their fan base, but the reality of the matter is that maybe they weren’t as ready to handle the spotlight as it seemed. Arizona is now at the 80-win mark, which would be good enough for first place in some of the other divisions in baseball.

However, because of the Dodgers’ hot start, it puts the D-Backs just under 13 games behind LA.

What’s crazy about the recent slump they’re in is the fact that they’ve been losing to three teams they shouldn’t be having any issues with. First was the Milwaukee Brewers, who are also in the running for a wild card spot. Then came the issues with the San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks.

San Diego is one of the worst teams in the league and Arizona and Milwaukee are two franchises that have a shot at messing with Los Angeles in the NLDS.

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And as of their loss on Monday, they’ve lost nine of their last ten games. The only one win coming off of a Clayton Kershaw start in which he returned from rehabbing an injury.