Dodgers Plummet in Latest National MLB Power Rankings

Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports
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What happened to the Los Angeles Dodgers? A team that committed more than $1.2 billion to free agents in a single offseason recently lost five straight games, their longest losing streak in five years.

The Dodgers' last five-game losing streak was April 8-13, 2019. 

Newsweek published its weekly Major League Baseball Power Rankings on Wednesday and dropped the Dodgers four spots, to No. 6:

“The Dodgers lost five straight games, which was their longest losing streak since 2019. They finally got back on track against the New York Mets on Tuesday, sweeping a doubleheader, but there are more questions than answers right now for a struggling team after a billion-dollar offseason.”

via Newsweek.com

The Dodgers scored just 11 runs total during the five-game losing streak. Since starting May on a seven-game winning streak, the Dodgers have dropped nine of 16.

First baseman Freddie Freeman told reporters that he wasn’t worried about the cold streak, which included an 0-for-22 drought with runners in scoring position.

“It's May. It's baseball. We play 100 [more] games,” said Freeman. “Two weeks ago, we were winning every game. So you go through these stretches throughout the course of the year and maybe we'll start [Monday in New York].”

Freeman’s prediction about New York came true and the Dodgers snapped their losing streak with a doubleheader sweep via scores of 5-2 in 10 innings and 3-0.


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Maren Angus-Coombs

MAREN ANGUS-COOMBS

Maren Angus-Coombs was born in Los Angeles and raised in Nashville, Tenn. She is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and has been a sports writer since 2008. Despite growing up in the South, her sports obsession has always been in Los Angeles. She is currently a staff writer at the LA Sports Report Network.