The Los Angeles Dodgers have just completed one of their worst weeks in franchise history. Last week, the Dodgers only scored 10 runs and lost the division lead to the San Francisco Giants by going 1-6.
After starting off much of the season with the best record in baseball, injurers and an inconsistent offense is starting to plague this team, who could not even muster one run in a three-game series sweep against the Giants. This most recent stretch now places the Dodgers one game out of first place in the NL West, making this juncture not necessarily a time to panic but a time in which improvement needs to happen.
What needs to change in Dodger-land? Here are five factors that must change for the Dodgers as they approach the All-Star break and begin the official second half of the season.