an MLB October first for Dodgers, Angels and Padres?
In the 52 years that 3 big league groups have called Southern California house, the number of times have all those groups made the playoffs in the very same year?
Let us dream, a SoCal dream.
On this Tuesday early morning, 2 weeks into the season, the Dodgers have the very best record in the National League. The Angels have the very best record in the American League.
The Padres have the very best record of any other group in the majors.
This is where we are bound to consist of the basic disclaimer: It’s early.
However SoCal Ball is looking great — enough to look towards an extraordinary October.
The Dodgers swept the Washington Nationals without star outfielders Mookie Betts and Cody Bellinger. The Angels have 3 of the leading 10 AL gamers in punching portion: Mike Trout, Shohei Ohtani and Jared Walsh. The Padres are 5-1 considering that star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. was placed on the hurt list, and a group with an expected weak point in its relief corps has a bullpen with a 1.00 earned-run average, finest in the majors.
Tatis might be triggered Friday, when the Dodgers reach Petco Park for the very first of what Dodgers 3rd baseman Justin Turner called “19 World Series games” in between the groups in the routine season. We would state “let the hype begin,” however it currently has.
This story initially appeared in Los Angeles Times.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.