The Los Angeles Dodgers were an unstoppable force for the majority of the summer, winning or splitting every series from early June to late August. However, they have since fallen on hard times.
Entering Thursday, Los Angeles had dropped 11 of its past 12 games. Meanwhile, the Arizona Diamondbacks are riding a 13-game winning streak and have swiftly halved what was a 21-game Dodgers lead in the NL West less than two weeks ago.
The Dodgers, who have already eclipsed their regular-season win total from last year, suddenly look vulnerable. This swoon has coincided with an influx of September call-ups, who have allowed manager Dave Roberts to rest several of his key players.
The playoffs also don't start for another month, but are you concerned about the Boys in Blue?
Los Angeles opens a four-game series with the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium on Thursday night.
-- Nick Ostiller