8 Los Angeles Dodgers Who Need to Have a Huge Week

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8 Los Angeles Dodgers Who Need to Have a Huge Week
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Ethier needs to step it up!

As the Los Angeles Dodgers enter the last phase of their up-and-down season, they need to step it up, put some pressure not only on the division-leading San Francisco Giants, but on themselves.

Dodger management has made a commitment to win with the major acquisition of Hanley Ramirez, and now that Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier are healthy, these three offensive threats should be able to power the Dodgers to the fore.

Couple that with the continually great pitching efforts of Clayton Kershaw, the team seems poised for greatness.

This week, as they face the rising tide of two excellent teams, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Atlanta Braves, they will have to prove themselves worthy of the recent hype.

But a team is more than a few players, and some guys have to really play better, even great, for the Dodgers to make a statement.

We can pretty much count on Kemp and Kershaw to continue to excel, but what about the rest of the team?

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