Tuesday night showed why Clayton Kershaw is a first-ballot Hall of Famer and why he will have a plaque in Cooperstown one day. It also showed every bit of reason why the Dodgers signed Mookie Betts to a 12-year, $365 million contract extension. In an almost-perfect evening, the Los Angeles Dodgers cruised to an 8-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 1 of the World Series.
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.
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.
The Los Angeles Dodgers swept the National League Division Series against the San Diego Padres on Thursday night. While Game 3 didn’t provide the anxiety that Wednesday night did, the Los Angeles offense made it look easy, putting up 14 hits. The Dodgers rode to a 12- 3 victory and now will face the Atlanta Braves in the National League Championship Series.
Tuesday night will mark the beginning of the National League Division Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres. This series will mark the first time the two National League West teams have met each other in the playoffs. They could possibly play five straight days if the series goes the full distance. If that occurred, they would play every day from Tuesday until Saturday.
With the way this year has gone in many different facets, it’s no surprise that the two best teams in the National League are squaring off in the NLDS and not the NLCS. How fun would it be if everything were logical?
As it would turn out, it took the Dodgers the minimum of two games to handle the Brewers in the wild card round of the 2020 MLB playoffs.
The Dodgers on Wednesday morning announced their 28-man player roster for the opening round of the 2020 playoffs, which begins Wednesday evening against the Brewers at Dodger Stadium.
Here we are yet again—the Dodgers find themselves in the playoffs for the eighth straight time. Fans obviously at this point are not content with making it to the postseason, as most eyes are on a World Championship. The new Wild Card rule will make things more difficult and definitely will tense up the nerves.