The Dodgers are surging. In its last 14 games, the team has pulled out 10 victories and seems to have shaken all of its early-season troubles.
Recent victories and the continued fascinating performance of rookie Cuban outfielder Yasiel Puig have elevated the Dodgers and finally lifted them out of last place, where they had been pitted for nearly two months.
And yet with all the exuberance and prosperity, there is something intangible about this team that still concerns even the most loyal fan.
The underperforming Matt Kemp. The struggling bullpen. The still-peculiar chemistry of an All-Star lineup. These are just a few of the fishy-smelling components of the Dodgers’ recent surge.
And yet, they are winning.
As the Dodgers wrap up the first half of the season, here are some predictions for what to expect in the second half.