Learning from Past Mistakes, Dodgers Are Poised to Win World Series

The Los Angeles Dodgers are going to the World Series.

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Dodgers Claim National League Pennant, Set Sights on World Series

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After having their backs against the wall the entire series, the Dodgers found a way to overcome the Braves in Game 7 on Sunday evening, delivering a come-from-behind 4-3 victory and earning the right to represent the National League in the 2020 World Series.

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Dodgers Stay Alive in NLCS, Force Deciding Game 7

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Although their performance was not overly spectacular on Saturday, the Dodgers did just enough to defeat the Braves in Game 6 of the NLCS, walking away with a 3-1 victory and forcing a deciding Game 7 on Sunday.

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Will Smith’s Three-Run Homer Sparks Dodger Win in Game 5

A three-run homer in the top of the sixth by Dodgers’ catcher Will Smith off of Atlanta lefty reliever Will Smith sparked a 7-3 Dodger win and kept the Los Angeles season alive, forcing a Game 6 in the NLCS.

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Dodgers Fail to Capitalize on Momentum, Fall 10-2 to Braves in Game 4

Game 4 started off much differently than Game 3, in more than one way. Game time temperature was about 30 degrees less, with wind gusts up to 22 MPH blowing in from centerfield. The Dodgers also failed to score in their first two innings, and couldn’t muster more than two runs.

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With a Vengeance, Dodgers Strike Back in NLCS Game 3

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Some fans have called it inconsistent. Others have called it erratic. Some have even referred to it as being schizophrenic. Either way, the offense of the Dodgers hit Atlanta righty Kyle Wright like a freight train in the first inning of Game 3 on Wednesday, ultimately narrowing the Braves’ series lead to one game.

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Late Dodger Rally Not Enough as Braves Widen NLCS Lead

The Dodgers offense finally showed signs of life, but it wasn’t quite enough on Tuesday as Los Angeles dropped Game 2 in the National League Championship Series by a score of 8-7. The Dodgers would come up within 90 feet of tying the game, but A.J. Pollock grounded out to third to end the game.

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Dodgers Fall to Braves in Game 1 of NLCS

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It was a classic pitching matchup of two really good pitching staffs. But, in the end, the Atlanta Braves broke it open, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 1 of the 2020 NLCS.

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Dodgers Set to Open NLCS Against Atlanta Braves

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The Los Angeles Dodgers continue their quest to win the 2020 World Series today by starting a best-of-seven series against the Atlanta Braves in Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.

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More Thoughts on NLCS Matchup Against Braves

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In case you missed Saturday’s column, we discussed how the Dodgers and Braves matched up from the perspective of mostly team numbers, specifically with regards to the overall offenses, the rotations, and the bullpens. Today, I thought it would be interesting to look at some of the individual matchups, particularly from the views of a few MLB contributing writers.

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