Dodgers first MLB crew in 2022 to achieve 100 wins

September 18, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO — Welcome again to the 100-win membership, Dodgers. 

The NL West champs rolled to a 7-2 win over the rival Giants on Saturday to seize their a hundredth win of their 144th sport of the season. Within the course of, the Dodgers turned baseball’s quickest crew to triple-digit wins because the 2001 Mariners achieved the feat in 140 video games.

Whereas 100-win seasons have gotten commonplace in Los Angeles, it marks a primary for 13-year veteran Freddie Freeman.

“Fairly cool,” Freeman mentioned after the sport. “Simply means we’ve received a very good crew and we nonetheless received some extra methods to go.”

The division crown is already in tow, however clearly the Dodgers have greater objectives in thoughts, just like the franchise’s eighth World Sequence trophy. Reinforcements are on the best way with relievers Brusdar Graterol, Blake Treinen, Yency Almonte and David Worth on the comeback path, together with right-hander Tony Gonsolin. 

With 18 video games left, the Dodgers have an ideal shot to interrupt their franchise file of 106 regular-season wins, set in 2021 and 2019. There’s nonetheless loads of ball to be performed, however the 2022 Dodgers have an opportunity to go down as arguably the best crew within the historical past of the franchise.

“Clearly, we have not actually checked out it like that,” Freeman mentioned. “Each night time we simply go on the market and attempt to win a ballgame. And I feel possibly when that is all achieved, we will take a step again and notice possibly the common season’s over and we received 5 days earlier than the playoffs begin however it’s particular, you understand, once you come to the sector anticipating to win each single night time.”

After Saturday’s win, the Dodgers lead the league in runs scored (5.42 per sport) and crew ERA (2.81). 

“That’s going to get us to 100 wins actual quick, huh?” Freeman mentioned with a smile.

Dodgers southpaw ace Julio Urías continued his dominant 2022 marketing campaign by placing out eight over six innings, giving up two runs (one earned). Within the course of, he lowered his Nationwide League-leading ERA to 2.27.

Urías is definitely within the dialog for NL Cy Younger — although Marlins right-hander Sandy Alcantara has been pegged by oddsmakers because the overwhelming favourite. Urías mentioned he isn’t involved about the place he stands within the Cy Younger race.

“No, no. My focus has been begin to begin,” Urías mentioned by way of translator Juan Dorado. “Deal with the well being, deal with being ready for the subsequent one. Clearly, these numbers are going to talk for themselves when the time comes. However for now, simply staying wholesome and specializing in my subsequent begin.”

Freeman certain thinks Urías is worthy of the award.

“If he’s not proper there in Cy Younger competition, I don’t know what that award would imply,” Freeman mentioned.

Trayce Thompson hit a two-run homer within the prime of the second to place the Dodgers forward. Then they poured it on San Francisco righty Sean Hjelle, racking up three runs on 5 consecutive singles within the prime of the third as a part of a four-run rally.

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