Even though there are still plenty of games left to play in the final month of the regular season, the playoff picture is looking pretty clear. Unless one of these teams endures a collapse of epic proportions, the St. Louis Cardinals, the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Atlanta Braves and the Cincinnati Reds appear to be the October-bound squads.
But despite a mediocre first half (47-47 record), the Los Angeles Dodgers have arguably emerged as the favorite in the National League. Behind players like Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, Yasiel Puig, Hanley Ramirez and many more, the Dodgers should find ways to best each of the other top NL organizations in the playoffs.
Read on to see why the Los Angeles Dodgers will beat each predicted National League playoff team.