In their last week of regular-season play, the Los Angeles Dodgers went 5-1, picking much-needed momentum heading into the postseason. The week began with the San Francisco Giants in town and the Dodgers dropping the opening game in extra innings.
They then bounced back to not only win the next two games, but also clinch the NL West title. After a day off, the Dodgers finished the season by sweeping the Colorado Rockies.
Manager Don Mattingly will now have to decide which players he would like to include on the 25-man roster and admitted it won’t be an easy task choosing who will make the cut. The Dodgers begin play Friday by hosting the NL Central champions, St. Louis Cardinals.
Here are the biggest stories from the past week:
Joe Torre Explains Issue With Bubble Machine
Dee Gordon Removed From Game With Hip Irritation
Dodgers Rumors: Changes In Front Office May Take Place
Setting Postseason Roster No Easy Task For Mattingly
Billingsley Focusing On Rehab, Not Contract
Kershaw Wants Ellis To Return Next Season
Justin Turner Sensed Opportunity To Contribute
Gonzalez Says ‘We’ve Got The Right Mix’
De Jon Watson Leaves To Join Diamondbacks
Kershaw Honored By MVP Talk, But Has Focus Elsewhere
Kemp Hopeful Dodgers Will Benefit In Postseason From Better Health
Ryu’s Recovery Slowly Progressing
Puig ‘Reacted’ To Bumgarner’s Comment
Mattingly Force Fed Puig To Get Him On Track
Ethier Not Pleased With Outfield Picture
Mattingly Says Dealing With Team Is Tedious
Matt Kemp Not Satisfied With Just NL West Title
Mattingly Encouraged By Offensive Surge
Evaluator Says Dodgers Could ‘ Do Damage’ In Postseason