It’s still crazy to think that the Dodgers won 106 wins in the regular season and not only lost the NL West crown, but also had to fight its way out of the Wild Card game. All of that because the San Francisco Giants played at a historic rate and won 107 wins in the regular season.
The Dodgers didn’t do too much complaining though and instead set off to work. While it was a struggle, Los Angeles hung in there and escaped the elimination game with a 3-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. It took a shut down bullpen and a little bit of walk off magic, but they pulled it off and will head to San Francisco seeking revenge.
“They’ve been a great team. They won the division. They beat us. Now we have an opportunity to get em where we want em, and that’s to win in the postseason. They’re a great, talented team — obviously they showed that throughout this season, so it’s absolutely gonna take everything from us to win this series. So, here we go, let’s play some baseball”
It will take every inch of talent this Dodgers’ roster has in order to take down the Giants. The two teams met 19 times throughout the regular season with Frisco narrowly winning the season series 10-9. While the showdown comes pretty early in the postseason, it’s one everyone has been waiting for. It’s good for baseball; two powerhouse teams squaring off with all eyes on them. Dodgers’ manager Dave Roberts sure thinks so.
“It’s what baseball wants… Giants, Dodgers — one of the greatest rivalries in sports and it’s happening.”
In their first ever postseason matchup, one will emerge victorious and continue their fight to be crowned champions. There have been 2,535 meetings between these two storied franchises, but none have ever been as important as this next series.
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