Reactions from Dodgers fans was all over the place after a game 4 loss ticketed Los Angeles for a game 5 in the NLDS. Anger. Embarrassment. Confidence. Positivity. The Nation can provide and all encompassing range of emotions when it comes to their Dodgers.
Now, after a Houston Astros loss forced a game 5 in the ALDS, the consensus of LA fans found a feeling of confidence for their 106 win team playing in a winner take all.
Do you feel better about the Dodgers now that the Astros have been forced to play a Game 5?
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) October 9, 2019
Some people got the angle our Twitter poll was going for — the positive light at the end of a tunnel.
— Melissa (@Melissa12942) October 9, 2019
It doesn’t but it shows that even the best teams can struggle when it comes to the postseason. Not only that, the Nats were arguably the hottest team and the ones with the best rotation coming into the playoffs. I’m other words, WE GOOD!
— Brian Morales (@bgmoralesss) October 9, 2019
However, while the vote leaned more into the positive, the comments were… something else.
Last time I checked the Rays don’t have Strasburg pitching next so no, it doesn’t make me feel any better. Lol
— #INSIDEVOICES OUT NOW ? (@CamArcher) October 9, 2019
Other teams losing doesn’t make up for the dodgers not winning
— Joseph (@ThaGent86) October 9, 2019
D. I don’t concern myself about other teams when we are supposed to be top dog.
— A View From The Left ? (@Libideology) October 9, 2019
Playoff baseball definitely brings out the pessimist in people. Thankfully for the Dodgers and their fans, it brings out the best in Walker Buehler, who takes the bump against Stephen Strasburg in this decisive contest at Dodger Stadium.
What are your thoughts on this poll? Does the Astros loss bring you any semblance of joy or relief?