The Los Angeles Dodgers are 32-42 entering play on Monday night, as not much has gone right for them so far this season. Injuries have piled up and sheer underperformance from some of the team's top stars have resulted in this poor start.
Baseball is a game of numbers. Over a 162-game season, you'll be able to tell a lot about a team just by looking over the stat sheet and reading the box score on a daily basis. There's always something that can't be seen by the numbers, but you can see almost everything.
By examining just a few statistics, it will be pretty easy to see why the Dodgers have had so many problems meeting expectations this season.
While there is certainly more than a handful to choose from, the focus here will be on the five most telling statistics.