Dodgers' Kenley Jansen: I don't care about the Indians, 'we are still the best team'
Jansen's Dodgers recently snapped an 11-game losing streak
On the one hand, Jansen has the standings in his favor. The Dodgers have the best record in baseball with some room to spare. On the other hand, the hard-charging Indians have a much stronger run differential, and they've played a slightly tougher schedule. There's also the matter of recency. The Indians are working on a 20-game win streak and are playing .724 ball in the second half. The Dodgers, meantime, just ended an 11-game losing streak (four of those losses came against the lowly likes of the Padres and Giants). As for the Nationals, they've outplayed the Dodgers since the break.
So it's complicated. What we should think of the Dodgers in the here and now isby my colleague Matt Snyder. Jansen has a point when he says the Dodgers are the best, but it's hardly an unassailable point.
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