The Dodgers have clinched playoff berth for the fifth straight season! Could this be our year?

One thing is for certain, if you don’t go to a playoff game you’re missing out.

The Dodgers’ have not made a trip to the World Series since 1988, and this team is arguably the best team the Dodgers’ have had since ’88. Postseason games are always special, but this year it will be something different.

Last year, the Dodgers were able to make it past the Nationals after one of the most intense games anyone has ever seen. Kenley Jansen pitched well into extra innings. He threw three innings before Clayton Kershaw came in relief and got the save to advance Los Angeles to the NLCS against the Cubs.

Against the Cubs, the Dodgers were able to take it deep into the postseason before being upset and sent home. The biggest problem for the Dodgers in the last two postseasons have been the starting rotation. This year may be our best rotation yet. We will likely see a four-man rotation that starts with Clayton Kershaw, Yu Darvish, Alex Wood, and Rich Hill. This then leaves Hyun-Jin Ryu and Kenta Maeda with potential roles out of the bullpen.

In addition to a better rotation, we also have a better lineup. Last postseason we relied so heavily on Seager, Gonzalez, and Turner to produce runs. Any lefty that opposed them dominated and the Dodgers’ couldn’t put runs on the board. This year the Dodgers’ have several more assets that can come through. Whether it be Chris Taylor, a new found Yasiel Puig, the young stud Cody Bellinger, or Austin Barnes. The Dodgers’ are very new and very good. This year is as good as any to make a run. So head to Dodgers.com/postseason to get tickets!

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