That’s right, ladies and gentlemen! The 2017 Los Angeles Dodgers have swept the Diamondbacks and will return to the NLCS for the second consecutive year!

This is how Monday’s 3-1 victory went down!

Let’s begin with the offense. The Dodgers got on the board in the first inning thanks to an RBI groundout off the bat of Cody Bellinger that scored Chris Taylor, who led off the game with a double. The game would then be pretty quiet for a few innings until the 5th inning. Cody Bellinger came up with two outs and nobody on and drove one to left-center field! His 40th of the year, including the regular season, and his first career postseason home run!

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With the Dodgers leading 2-0, Daniel Descalso would come up in the bottom of the 5th and get one back for Arizona. But it wouldn’t be long before the Dodgers would regain their two-run lead. The very next inning, Austin Barnes would come up and follow Cody Bellinger’s lead with a solo shot of his own!

That would be it for the Dodgers’ offense, and all they really needed thanks to exceptional pitching. Yu Darvish went a total of five innings and gave up just one run on two hits. The rest of the game was split between Tony Cingrani, Brandon Morrow, Kenta Maeda (who was phenomenal), and Kenley Jansen. They gave up just one hit between the four of them!

The Dodgers will either face the Cubs or the Nationals in the NLCS, with game four of their series coming on Tuesday. The Cubs are currently leading the series 2-1. Who would you rather face? Let us know in the comments below! Go Dodgers!

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4 Responses

  1. Daniel

    Anyone else notice how different Maeda’s demeanor is when he is a reliever vs a starter? As a starter he seems timid, as a reliever he is aggressive. I think he he should be a high leverage guy in the bullpen next yr, especially with the abundance of starters we have.

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    • Phil Liddell

      I kinda agree with you Daniel. To me, he does seems more focused and willing to step up his aggressiveness with more gusto. He looked really good out of the pen.

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      • Daniel

        It reminds me of Eric Gagne. He was a mediocre starter and then they moved him to the bullpen and he was lights out!

  2. Kevin

    I want the Cubs – Defeat the defending World Series champs to earn our spot in the Word Series! Go Dodgers!!!!

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