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.
All the big news across the baseball blogosphere on Tuesday night surrounded the Dodgers and their eighth straight National League West division title. And, although it doesn’t really mean much in the eyes of many, the win also secured Los Angeles as the No. 1 seed throughout the NL playoffs.
Another regular season is coming to an end, but this was like no other. From being shortened to the uncertainty of games due to the COVID-19 pandemic made it different than any other we’ve witnessed. But here we are in the final week of the season, and the Dodgers are at the cusp of their eighth consecutive National League West Division title. Already having clinched a postseason berth, the Dodgers seem to be destined for that No. 1 seed.
In what is a very crucial series, the Dodgers saw their lead diminish to only 1.5 games ahead of the red-hot San Diego Padres after the first game. All seemed well when the Dodgers were leading 1-0, but then came the 7th inning and the Padres just mounted it on for a 7-2 victory.
Before the beginning of Sunday’s games, the Dodgers still had the best record in the majors at 32-14. They sat in front of NL West rival San Diego by a full three games, and their inclusion in the 2020 postseason playoff picture is imminent. However, there’s been a ton of discussions about potential home field advantage and what it might mean in the postseason.
Some things are larger than sports, and the Los Angeles Dodgers proved that on Wednesday by postponing their scheduled game against the San Francisco Giants.
After originally slating Julio Urias to start Game 3 in the current series against the Padres, news came out of the Los Angeles camp late Tuesday evening that the Dodgers will instead turn to Tony Gonsolin in an attempt to give the remainder of the rotation an extra day of rest.
As the Dodgers come off a series win against the San Francisco Giants, they start the new week by placing a pitcher on the injured list.
It was a pretty good weekend series for the Los Angeles Dodgers against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Dodgers took three of four games, extending their record to 7-3 on the season and their current road trip record to 5-1.
“My head was, we need to get off this two game snide (sic) and win a game against a good ball club at their place. My heart was saying ‘I wanna beat the crap out of this team and win two games.’”