Dodgers ace Walker Buehler joined the guys at Barstool Sports’ Starting 9 podcast last week where they talked about LA’s “business trip” through the early part of the postseason.
Of course, the 2020 season was pretty easy for the Dodgers, all things considered. Few teams presented a challenge for the boys in blue as they lost only one series all year. However, the San Diego Padres did their best to try and step up to the plate as challengers against LA. The problem for them is each time they failed.
In this Starting 9 interview, Buehler firmly denies San Diego the label of a “rivalry” as he talks about the matchups between the two clubs during the regular season and into the playoffs.
The Dodgers Path to the World Series with Walker Buehler | Starting 9
The focus was on the highly anticipated NLDS between the NL West clubs where Buehler discussed the Dodgers’ mindset in that series.
San Diego plays with a lot of emotion, and I don’t think it’s a conscious effort to send a message or anything like that, but we just handled it and moved on. And all of our guys were on board with how we handled it and felt good about it.
Despite all the pomp and circumstance surrounding that series, the Dodgers swept through the Padres with relative ease en route to a world title in 2020. So with all the chatter that Padre fans have tried to muster up in online circles, hearing Walker talk about them so passively is honestly pretty funny.
Have you subscribed to our YouTube Channel yet? Subscribe and hit that notification bell to stay up to date on all the latest Dodgers news, interviews, live streams, and more!