Dodgers news ...
Sports Illustrated wrote a piece on how the Dodgers will inevitably make the World Series again this year.
The Los Angeles Times talks about Matt Beaty’s new clubhouse nickname, the Hit Man.
Molly Knight wrote a piece for The Athletic that highlights many Dodgers trade deadline moves that didn’t end in a World Series championship.
Around the league ...
Gerrit Cole reached 200 strikeouts on Monday, becoming the second fastest to reach this feat in a season.
The Dodgers topped the ESPN Power Rankings this week. See how everyone else fit in.
There was a triple play on Monday! My favorite.
The hardest read of the morning: one about the Giants starting to get good.
The Giants had been among the most tedious and difficult watches in the game for months March, April, May and June: old, slow, offensively inert and prospect-free ... Then it happened. The Giants started scoring (they have the most runs in baseball in July, 6.8 per game), and they started winning close games (three extra-inning wins over the Mets this weekend, five in the month and seven one-run wins overall), winning (they have gone 14-3 since the first of the month), and Bumgarner’s so-so season became brilliant-ish.