Washington Nationals: Nationals May Road Trip is Brutal
May 9-12: The Los Angeles Dodgers
After losing to the Boston Red Sox in the World Series last season, and the Houston Astros in 2017, the Dodgers are still looking for their first world championship since 1988.
They are off to a fantastic start in 2019, leading the NL West by one game. They are tied for most wins in the MLB with 20.
The Dodgers are as close to a complete team as there is in baseball.
They have elite starting pitching with Clayton Kershaw, Walker Buehler, and Kenta Maeda.
Their lineup is stacked from top to bottom, and Kenley Jansen looms in the bullpen looking to pad his saves number.
Player to Watch: Cody Bellinger
If you’ve been following baseball even remotely for the past month, this pick should come as no surprise.
Last Monday, Cody Bellinger recorded his 37th RBI. Bellinger now owns the record for the most RBI’s in a season before May 1.
At the time of that RBI, Bellinger ranked first or tied for first in the following statistical categories: Home runs, RBI’s (obviously), runs scored, hits, and all three slash line stat categories.
In high leverage situations, it would not be surprising to see the Nats give Bellinger the Barry Bonds treatment and give him a free base, and not let him inflict further damage.