Dodgers have the arms, but will they win the West?

Good pitching has carried the Dodgers in the first half, but is it good enough to win the NL West?

Originally Published: July 8, 2002
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

Last week while watching ESPN, I heard one of the game's top broadcasters say, "The Dodgers are scoring a lot of runs this year ..."

Well, they're not. A year ago the Dodgers scored 4.7 runs per game, eighth best in the National League. This year the Dodgers have scored 4.5 runs per game ... ninth best in the National League.

Shawn Green has been fantastic and Dave Roberts has been solid in the leadoff slot, but the Dodgers are getting almost nothing from three everyday players: shortstop ...

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