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.
While we all know that there’s a very good chance the Dodgers walk away with the National League’s top playoff seed, what we don’t know is how the team will put together its starting playoff rotation.
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.
While it’s probably entirely too early to start projecting how the exact 2020 postseason roster might look for the Dodgers, it’s not too soon to think about how the team might go about building it.
Nearly a full day after contemplation, so many thoughts and insights still exist over the Dodgers‘ loss to the Nationals that there’s plenty of varied perception, at least on my own end.
From a Dodgers perspective, not many people envisioned the 2019 NLDS lasting the full five games. Fans were certainly hoping Los Angeles would wrap up the series in Washington with a bit of leeway, rather than force a Game 5 where absolutely anything can happen.
The 2019 Dodgers, the team that broke the all-time franchise record for most wins during a regular season, find themselves in a do-or-die situation as they prepare for the Game 5 NLDS decider against the Nationals on Wednesday.
To say that Washington came through in a mandatory, must-win Game 4 would be an understatement.
One day after the Dodgers used a late-inning, nine-run explosion to defeat the Nationals in Game 3, they find themselves in a position to clinch the series in Game 4 on Monday.
As the 2019 NLDS shifted gears to the nation’s capital, the biggest question mark was which pitcher the Nationals would start against the Dodgers in Game 3.