With apologies to Cincinnati the Dodgers are beginning to resemble a big blue machine. The Dodgers might not have the top-to-bottom firepower of the 1970s Reds but the Dodgers' winning ways are becoming so consistent they're starting to have a mechanized feel about them. Good teams bad teams National League teams American League teams. Whatever the Dodgers keep rolling. This time they toppled Matt Harvey the NL starting pitcher for this year's All-Star game to defeat the New York Mets 4-2 at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night for their season-high seventh consecutive win. The Dodgers are 22-3 since the All-Star break and by winning the first two games of their three-game series with the Mets haven't lost a series since mid-June. The Dodgers were led by starter Hyun-Jin Ryu who held New York to one run in seven innings and by Nick Punto and A.J. Ellis who each had two-run hits against Harvey in front of a crowd of 46335. "It's real fun to be a Dodger right now" Ellis said. The win also gave the Dodgers a 39-8 record since June 22. The last NL team to win 39 of 47 games was the 1951 New York Giants according to the Elias Sports Bureau. That Giants' surge coincidentally came as the team was overtaking the Brooklyn Dodgers for the pennant capped by Bobby Thomson's famous home run. The Diamondbacks also won so the Dodgers' lead over second-place Arizona in the NL West remained at 71/2 games.
Dodgers show no signs of letting up in 4-2 victory over Mets
Los Angeles Times | Aug 14