The Dodgers already locked down their spot in the Division Series on Thursday night after sweeping the Brewers. That left them waiting on the Cardinals and Padres to figure things out in a pivotal game 3 down in San Diego.
In the end, the Padres once again came through, just as they have all season. San Diego shutout the Cardinals to move on to the Division Series set to take place in Arlington, Texas. It sets the stage for a Padres versus Dodgers matchup in what will almost certainly be the best series of the playoffs.
— MLB (@MLB) October 3, 2020
Every time these two NL West teams meet up in 2020, sparks seem to fly. The Dodgers took 6 of 10 games from the Padres, but San Diego also did plenty of trash-talking along the way. Most recently, Trent Grisham pimped a homerun off of Clayton Kershaw that the Dodgers dugout didn’t appreciate. Los Angeles responded by taking the next 2 games of the series.
The Dodgers ultimately took the NL West for the 8th consecutive year, but San Diego made it much closer than anticipated. At one point, the Padres were just a game and a half back. Los Angeles ended up taking the division by 6 games when the 60-game season wrapped up.
Regardless of the results, this series is shaping up to be one of the best that we’ve seen in a long time.
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