After a long 5 days without games, it’s almost time for Dodger Baseball again. Before entering the mini hiatus, the Dodgers faced the Rockies a few more times. In their final six games of the regular season, the Dodgers topped Colorado 3 times to end with a regular season record of 111-51, a franchise best.
Both Clayton Kershaw and Julio Urias had their final starts of the regular season where they both showed promise for a strong October. Urias once again proved why he deserves a lot more respect from the Baseball world and even better, a shot at taking home the Cy Young Award.
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But the question remains, between El Culichi and Clayton Kershaw, who will get the start for Game 1 of the NLDS? The starting pitcher has been notified but when will we get to know? The answer is expected to come out this afternoon in Los Angeles.
In the meantime, Doc has been finalizing that postseason roster still. Who will get the last spot and what’s the update on the Dodgers Bullpen?
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But while he’s busy determining who makes the cut and who gets left out, Doc has also had the wonderful pleasure of taking on the media on some tough topics.
Dodgers News: Roberts Responds to Critics’ Who Say the Dodgers ‘Overthink’ The Postseason
Oh, and the 2017 cheating Astros have been involved in headlines once again.
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While the Padres and the Mets faced off out East, the Dodgers squad was just having fun here in LA while practicing hard and fine-tuning a few things of course.
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After Sunday night’s elimination game out in New York, the Dodgers’ opponent was finally in a dramatic three-game series fashion. It looks like LA will be facing off against Little Brother yet again. Those poor Padres, haven’t they had enough of the Boys in Blue?
Here’s a little recap of the Wild Card Series and a sneak peek at what’s to come when Dodgers Baseball resumes Tuesday.
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But before the winner of the Wild Card Series was even named, the Padres took immediate action in case they were likely to come out on top. With the team out East, the Padres organization announced some upcoming changes that might help them limit the likelihood of Dodgers fans taking over Petco Park, again.
Don’t they know where there’s a will there’s a way? Fans are from all over and are sure to invade Dodgers Stadium South no matter what it’ll take.
Dodgers News: Dodger Fans May Be Excluded From Petco Park Come NLDS Time
The stage is set, the roster is *almost* finalized and all that’s left is for the Dodgers to show up and finish this thing. It’s not going to be as smooth sailing as the regular season might have been but this Dodgers squad has proven itself time and time again. October baseball is here.