So there it is, when they break my heart for the 14th straight year you can come back to this blog and make fun of me and call me a loser and a sucker. I did it again, I tried to not drink the kool-aid and convince myself that we were going to win the World Championship for the first time since 1988 but I did it.
The Dodgers are rolling, they have won 7 of their last 9 and are one of four teams in the MLB that has won 9 or more games. The Dodgers took an early lead courtesy of a home run by Joc Pederson, the Padres battled back and Pederson added another bomb and tallied five total RBI’s for the Dodgers in a 7-6 victory.
The game ended in dramatic fashion, Chris Taylor threw out the potential tying run at the plate on a fly ball from Manny Machado, securing the series win for the Dodgers. What started out as a dreary looking start to the series turned into the Dodgers taking two out of the three and wiggling their way to first place in the highly competitive NL West. If the season ended today, four teams from the NL West would be in the post-season. If the season ended today here would be the post-season matchups:
Cubs vs Giants
Marlins vs Padres
Rockies vs Braves
Dodgers vs Brewers
Twins vs Tigers
Yankees vs Indians
A’s vs Orioles
White Sox vs Astros
There are definitely some surprises in that group of teams but the Dodgers are now my favorites to go to the World Series. I have bought into this bullshit yet again and now I have to wait until they rip my heart out and stuff it down my throat yet again!
The Dodgers return home to take on the Giants for a three game series where the Dodgers will send three studs to the mound. Urias, Kershaw and Buehler will take the ball for the Dodgers as they look to extend their lead in the NL West during their seven game home stand. RANDY HIT THE MUSIC!