Well, I wish I could say that the Los Angeles Dodgers fought to the death in Game 6 of the NLCS, but that was not the case. The duo of Clayton Kershaw and Kenley Jansen was not the only reason why the Dodgers lost to the Chicago Cubs.

Analyzing Dave Roberts’ NLCS Decisions

There was something that the Dodgers were missing in fifth and sixth game in the series. I don’t think there are any words I can come up with to fill the void that the Dodgers needed. It may be the fact that the Dodgers didn’t have as much heart as the Cubs did. I honestly do not know what the deal was in these past couple of games.

Here’s how the Cubs damaged Kershaw’s outing:

Bottom of 1st

  • Kris Bryant singles on soft line drive to right field, one run scores
  • Ben Zobrist hits a sacrifice fly to center field, one run scores

Bottom of 2nd

  • Dexter Fowler singles on a ground ball to left field, one run scores

Bottom of 4th

  • Willson Contreras hits a solo home run to left field

Bottom of 5th

  • Anthony Rizzo hits a solo home run to right center field

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It was shocking to see Kershaw fall apart especially in a game that people expected him to perform well. No one would think that the Dodgers wouldn’t go out without a fight.

However, thanks to social media, the whole world had to chime into the madness of Game 6.

Game Reactions

Postgame Reactions

Since Dave Roberts made it to the NLCS in his first year managing an MLB team, Dodgers fans should be excited to see the rest of the years to come.

It was a hard fought season for the Dodgers, but Dodgers fans will have to wait another year or so to see their team make it to the World Series.

Good luck to the Cubs.

4 Responses

  1. Dodgers55

    Next time a season starts, please leave Joe Blanton off the roster.

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  2. RWCarvalho

    The front office let the team and fans down this year. We needed a #2 starter and a right side power bat in the line up. The bull pen improved during the season, but FAILED in the playoffs… except for Henley.  
    Now Turner and Henley will be free agents. We all know this front office doesn’t like signing expensive quality players. They gamble and spend money on mediocre players hoping for some magic, but usually end up cutting them. Meanwhile the giants sign Cueto and Samardzija while our front office was sleeping after the Greinke miss step.

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