The Los Angeles Dodgers' 2007 season
started off promisingly with the Dodgers holding the Western Division lead for most of the first half of the season. However, the team faded down the stretch and finished the season in fourth place. Two of the teams big free agent signings, pitchers Jason Schmidt
and Randy Wolf
were injured and missed most of the season. A promising development was the play of several rookies including James Loney
and Matt Kemp
and the further development of second year catcher Russell Martin
, who was named to his first All-Star Game.
The Dodgers began their 2007 season on the road as they went to Milwaukee to begin a three-game series with the Brewers
. But the Brewers pitching shut down the Dodgers offense for the first two games of the series. They got their own pitching settled down as they enjoyed a four-game winning streak, including a three-game sweep of the Giants
in San Francisco. The Dodgers went to Dodger Stadium
for the first time of the season and had a successful 4-2 homestand.
A two-game mini-series sweep in Arizona against the Diamondbacks
followed by a split of a two-game series against the Rockies
saw the Dodgers go 3-1 on the road-trip. Back in Los Angeles, the Dodgers won the first two games of a three-game series with the Pirates
, improving their record to a... Read More