Dodgers have road to nowhere that’s just beginning

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The last few weeks have been anything but kind to the Los Angeles Dodgers — here’s why the bleeding isn’t going to stop anytime soon.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, it’s no secret that the Los Angeles Dodgers have been doing rather awful lately. This comes after a strong majority of the season and Los Angeles is finally get a taste of what it’s like to lose so much.

They’ve now, at least as of Sunday night, lost ten straight games — all division games, mind you — and have dropped 15 of their last 16.

If anything were going to save the Dodgers and help them figure things out, you would think they’d have found it by now. However, the problem for them is that it’s been a little bit of everybody, and pinpointing anything at this point might just make matters worse.

One of the reasons that the problems are just getting started for the Dodgers is a hard pill to swallow. Over the last several weeks, it’s been the Arizona Diamondbacks that have proven themselves to be one of the better teams in all of baseball.

During the current collapse, Arizona managed to take two series from the Dodgers, and gained an incredible amount of ground in the standings. Los Angeles is now just nine games ahead of Arizona heading into a new week, so that’s they’re only sigh of relief at this point.

Being ahead isn’t always good, either, as the Dodgers are figuring out the hard way. Losing the NL West would be a fallout of epic proportions, but after what fans have seen thus far, it cannot be ruled out entirely just yet.

Yes, it would still take a monster effort from Arizona to climb back and take over the division. But knowing the Dodgers, the losing will continue until something major changes.

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The worst part for them is that a date with the Diamondbacks could be waiting for them in the NLDS thanks to how the wild card race is panning out in the National League. Having to play a team like that would be a death match for the Dodgers, and wouldn’t end well for LA in any fashion.