Here’s more information about how the Dodgers became the red-hot 2017 Dodgers. Again, the Wins/Losses by month:
August 11-3 Total 2017 85-34
Starting on June 7th, the Dodgers have run off a streak of 50-9, at a pace of winning 85% of 59 games. They have not lost a series since losing the June 5-7 series at home to the Washington Nationals. So what changed? Who is in and who is out, when, and what’s the Dodgers record since?
Chris Taylor joined the 25-man roster on April 19th; the Dodgers are 78-26 since then.
Alex Wood moved from the bullpen to the starting rotation on April 21st; the Dodgers are 77-26 since then.
Cody Bellinger was promoted on April 25th; the Dodgers are 76-23 since then.
Andrew Toles went on the disabled list on May 9th; the Dodgers are 66-20 since then.
Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched a stellar relief game on May 25th; the Dodgers are 58-14 since then (including the May 25th game).
Adrian Gonzalez went on the disabled list (the second time) on June 11th; the Dodgers are 46-9 since then.
Rich Hill was bad early in the season, and he turned it around after June 15th. Through June 15th, he was 3-3 with a 5.14 ERA and a 1.657 WHIP. After June 15th, he is 5-1 with a 2.33 ERA and a 0.963 WHIP. The Dodgers are 44-8 since June 15th.
Chris Hatcher was put on the disabled list after the June 22nd game; the Dodgers are 37-8 since then.
Sergio Romo’s last bullpen appearance was July 8th; the Dodgers are 25-5 since then.
Cody Bellinger had a strong showing in the Home Run Derby on July 10th; the Dodgers are 24-5 since then.
Brandon McCarthy was put on the disabled list on July 20th; the Dodgers are 19-4 since then.
Sergio Romo was traded to the Rays on July 22nd; the Dodgers are 19-3 since then.
Clayton Kershaw went on the disabled list on July 23rd; the Dodgers are 17-3 since then.
Yu Darvish was acquired in a trade on July 31st; the Dodgers are 11-3 since then.
Chris Hatcher was traded to the A’s on August 15th, the Dodgers are 2-0 since then.