Dodgers Report: Mike MInor
August, 19, 2012
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com
The Los Angeles Dodgers are playing some of their best baseball and it couldn't come at a better time, with three games against the rival San Francisco Giants starting Monday night at Dodger Stadium.
Thanks to Sunday's 5-0 win over the Atlanta Braves to cap a 7-3 East Coast road trip, the Dodgers will enter this series in first place, a half-game ahead of San Francisco. With the additions of Shane Victorino and Hanley Ramirez and a rejuvenated pitching staff, other teams are starting to be impressed with their play lately.
"The Dodgers are playing well -- kudos to their GM for making the moves that they did at the trade deadline," the Braves' Chipper Jones told reporters in Atlanta. "They're a lot better club than we faced earlier in the season."