Letters to the Editor: Dodgers lost? Fake news. Just declare them the winners.
Editor’s note: The headline in this story is not intended for the Los Angeles Times’ readers. It has been corrected to reflect the correct number of victories by the Dodgers.
Los Angeles, Dec. 29 – The Dodgers just lost 4-0 to the Kansas City Royals, and the headlines from Los Angeles Times reporters and editors are already claiming the victory by the “L.A. team.”
If only they were.
The Dodgers aren’t a perfect team, and they don’t have a chance to win a game against anybody in the majors this season. But the Dodgers can’t say they are a complete team, either.
They started off the season 2-2, and in fact, all teams that came up through the farm system this season have their first half to the season defined by two losses.
There is no reason for the Dodgers to be 2-2 or 3-3 in the first month of the season.
They won the division at the end of 2015, but that was without an NL West rival. They are 0-1 against the Dodgers.
They beat the first two teams in the division to start the season by 4-1. They swept the first two teams in the NL West at home and on the road and are now 0-2 against the Dodgers.
It’s even worse than that. They are 0-2 against the Dodgers in the first six games of the season.
You have to go to the first game of a series for the Dodgers to beat the Dodgers that will follow.
In the case of three of the four games that the Dodgers lost to the Royals, they were down 0-2 when played in Kansas City. They are 4-0 in first games to the Royals when played in Kansas City.
The Dodgers didn’t lose the first two games to the Royals, and they didn’t lose the last two games when played in Kansas City. They swept the final two games against Kansas City when the Dodgers had to travel to Houston and San Francisco.
The Dodgers were 3-2 in the series. They swept Houston. They came from behind to