Dodgers Stay Alive After NLCS Game 5 Victory

With a massive 11-2 win against the Atlanta Braves, the Los Angeles Dodgers stayed alive in their hunt to repeat as World Champions. With the victory, also won their seventh consecutive elimination game.

All-star Chris Taylor put the team on his back by homering three times and knocking in six runs. Taylor ended the night 4-for-5. Taylor and AJ Pollock essentially beat the Braves themselves in a way. Pollock homered two times and knocked in four runs, as the two combined for ten RBI. Let’s hope the offense continues to explode in the next two games

However, another injury was added to the books. This time, right-handed reliever Joe Kelly is due to miss the rest of the postseason with a right bicep strain. In-Game 4, the Dodgers lost Justin Turner for the season, and now they’ve lost one of their most trusted relievers.

The Dodgers are now without Kelly, Turner, Max Muncy, Clayton Kershaw, and Dustin May just to name a few of the notable injuries they’ve encountered this year.

Dodger manager Dave Roberts has relied on his bullpen heavily throughout the postseason, and now he will miss a key piece of it in Kelly.

Heading back to Atlanta now, the Dodgers will hand the ball to Max Scherzer for Game 6 and Walker Buehler if there is a Game 7.

So, if the Dodgers want to head back to the World Series for the second straight year, they’ll have essentially two top Cy Young winning candidates on the mound. Anyone would like those chances; however, it is easier said than done, as we know the offense will have to produce results similar to their effort on Thursday night.

You’ve probably heard about the Atlanta sports curse at this point, so it would be fitting for the Dodgers to win two straight in Atlanta. However, they’ve won just once in five meetings at Atlanta in the regular season and postseason combined.

In Game 6, the Braves are handing the ball to right hander Ian Anderson, who started Game 2.

In his previous start, Anderson went three innings, allowing two runs along with three walks and three hits.

Scherzer opposed Anderson in Game 2, going 4 ⅓ innings and allowing two runs on four hits. This came after Scherzer had closed out Game 5 of the NLDS against the Giants and stated post game his arm was fatigued.

For many of us, this is a sort of Deja Vu, as the Dodgers were in the same exact position last year down 3-1 to the same team, although a couple things have changed.

Right now, all they can do is focus on Game 6, as it will be important for them to get out to a early lead to quiet down the crowd. Last year the Dodgers were not facing this sort of a challenge on the road..

Still, there is no one you’d probably want to have going into this scenario than Scherzer and Buehler.

First pitch for Saturday’s Game 6 is at 2:08 p.m. Pacific.

Dodgers Strike Back in NLCS Game 3

Oh boy, what a roller coaster that was! The Dodgers never make it easy for us, do they? I was getting ready to write the story about how the Dodgers would play tomorrow with their backs against the wall.

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Dodgers Advance to NLCS After Historic Win Over Giants

The Los Angeles Dodgers did it! They beat the hated San Francisco Giants in a win-or-go-home game. With the 2-1 victory, they move on to the National League Championship Series for the second straight year and once again will face the Atlanta Braves.

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Dodgers Play Second Elimination Game in a Week

The Los Angeles bats once again fell asleep, this time being shut out Monday in a 1-0 defeat to the San Francisco Giants in Game 3 of the National League Division Series.

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A Closer Look at the Dodgers vs. Giants NLDS

For the first time in history, these two historic rivals will meet in the postseason, the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants. They will meet in a best out of five affair in the National League Division Series.

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A Look Into The N.L. Wildcard Game

The regular season has now been wrapped up, and the new season begins. The playoffs that is!

The Dodgers finished with 106 wins and their reward for that? The St. Louis Cardinals, who are coming off a recent 17-game winning streak, in a Wild Card game.

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Dodgers Host Brewers in Final Regular Season Series

Here we are through 159 games, only three games remain in this 162-game season. The final opponent before the postseason will be the Milwaukee Brewers, unless there happens to be a game 163 between the Giants and Dodgers.

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Offseason Question: Will Dodgers Bring Back Clayton Kershaw , Max Scherzer or Both ?

The Dodgers won their latest game Tuesday against the Padres by a score of 2-1, keeping pace two games behind the San Francisco Giants. Currently, Los Angeles is still etched into that Wild Card against the Cardinals, who have won 17 straight games.

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Dodgers Visit Arizona As Only Nine Games Remain in Regular Season

Nine games left! What a season it has been, and we’re still in for a critical finish. The Dodgers currently have the second-best record in the league at 98-55, but some fans are still content without that division crown.

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Dodgers Meet Rockies for Final Time in 2021

As the Dodgers enter the final stretch of the season, they are still only one game behind the Giants. If a tight division race wasn’t nerve-racking enough, being a game apart from your most hated vision rival adds another element.

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