There's not much to be proud of if you're a fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers these days (except for Yasiel Puig, of course), but several of the team's key players have started to turn around their games in June after poor starts to the season.
With a record of 29-39, the Dodgers are well behind the four other teams in the division. The San Francisco Giants are closest to Los Angeles, although their record of 34-35 is 5.5 games better.
A plethora of injuries up and down the lineup, as well as poor performances across the board have made the Dodgers one of the biggest disappointments of the 2013 season. Many experts chose the Dodgers to win the National League West, while others even predicted them to be the National League representatives in the World Series.
While unlikely, there's still a chance that Los Angeles can turn it around. It's only a matter of time before everybody is healthy, meaning that the team should be happy that the second-half is right around the corner.
The following players are fighting hard to keep their team in the hunt prior to the return of several injured stars, and their respective performances this month should be praised.