The Los Angeles Dodgers took down the New York Mets 7-4 on Saturday at Citi Field, after trailing 3-0 entering the sixth inning. Chris Taylor, Cody Bellinger, Yasiel Puig, Justin Turner, and Corey Seager all homered to lead the Dodgers t0 the late comeback:

That summarizes how things have been going for the Dodgers lately. With the comeback win, the team is now 78-32, 7.5 games better than anyone else in MLB (the Houston Astros are 70-39).

And over their last 50 games? The Dodgers are an absurd 43-7, the best record for a team over a 50-game stretch since the New York Giants pulled it off in 1912:

As ESPN’s Dave Schoenfield notes, the Dodgers have hit 96 home runs over this stretch, have averaged 5.50 runs per game, and have had a +115 run differential:

They’ve hit 96 home runs in that span while averaging 5.50 runs per game and outscoring their opponents 275 to 160. Wow.

Joe Sheehan adds that the Dodgers are 68-19 when rookie Cody Bellinger starts. Bellinger has 31 homers and didn’t even make his MLB debut until April 25th:

What the Dodgers are doing is incredible, and yet it will give them no more than a 20-25% chance to win the crapshoot October tournament (FanGraphs currently has those title chances at 18.8%). But there’s no doubt that this is a special team, and the best one in baseball this  season—regardless of what happens in October.

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