After a historic performance by Clayton Kershaw in Game 1, the Dodgers looked to take a commanding 2-0 series lead against the Atlanta Braves. Unfortunately, Don Mattingly’s decision to intentionally walk Reed Johnson with two outs to load the bases proved too much as the Dodgers lost 4-3 in Game 2 of the NLDS.

While the Dodgers offense wasted numerous opportunities to score, Hanley Ramirez was able to keep the game close as he hit a one-handed home run down the left field line in the 8th inning to bring Los Angeles within a run, 4-3. In the 9th inning, the Dodgers had an opportunity to possibly steal the game despite everything that occurred, but a bad call went against them as Dee Gordon was called out for two outs in the inning.

With the Dodgers able to get the split on the road, the team is optimistic and will look to close out the series as they head back to Los Angeles for Games 3 and 4.

Dodgers Nation News

Tweets Of The Night: Dodgers Get In Own Way In 4-3 Loss To Braves

Recap: Dodgers Lose A Heartbreaker 4-3 In Game 2 Of The NLDS

GIFS: Zack Greinke Strikes Out Three Braves In Six Innings

Dodgers NLDS Game 2 News: Tommy Lasorda Calls Out Craig Sager 

GIF’s: All Dodgers Scoring, Outfield Plays During Game 2 Of NLDS

Dodgers News: Games 4 And 5 Times For Dodgers-Braves Series Released

NLDS Game 2 Report: Dodgers’ Andre Ethier Could See Extended Action

Dodgers-Braves NLDS Game 2 Preview: Dodgers Need Greinke To Deliver

Dodgers News: Veterans Excited About Yasiel Puig’s Energy In Game 1

Dodgers News

NLDS Games 4-5 Times Announced [True Blue LA]

Skip Schumaker Stays In Center As Dodgers Use Same Lineup For Game 2 [Dodgers Now]

Dodgers: Second Verse, Same As The First? [Dodgers Blog]

Puig Already Silencing Critics In Postseason Debut [Bleacher Report]

Kershaw Playoff Arm Worth Mega-Deal? [Bleacher Report]

MLB News

A-Rod Sues MLB, Claims ‘Witch Hunt’ [USA TODAY]

Joe Girardi Drawing A Lot Of Interest From Yankees, Cubs, Nationals [HardballTalk]

Harvey Elects To Undergo Tommy John Surgery [MLB]

Mike Scioscia, Jerry Dipoto Expected To Stay In Anaheim [HardballTalk]

MLB Announces Game Times For Remainder Of LDS Round [CBSSports]

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In case you missed it, here’s the Dodgers pool celebration, PLUS Yasiel Puig’s celebration dance off!

http://youtu.be/LknQOqL7uME

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Dan Duangdao was a contributing writer for Dodgers Nation. Follow him on Twitter @DanDuangdao

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