Friday’s game with the Nationals was a nail biter. I watched it on mlb@bat Saturday. What I saw was a great pitcher overcoming that post season stigma.
He definitely wasn’t himself except for the fact he got himself out of the jams he got himself into. He and Grandal never seemed to be on the same page. There were more conferences during that game than I have seen all season. Is it the fact that his favorite backstop was traded suddenly a few weeks ago to everyone’s surprise? Or was it that hex that’s put on the best pitcher in baseball when the calendar flips to October?
Irregardless, he left the game with the score 4-3 thanks to homeruns by Corey and Justin. Corey happens to be the youngest Dodger to hit a homerun in postseason. And Justin had taken a nasty pitch to the left hand his first at bat. He got even with a two run homerun the next time he was up.
The bullpen was at its best with Kenley saving the game. That one run lead held through half the game.
Saturday’s game was rained out. It will take place Sunday afternoon which rules Kershaw out for game four if needed. The Dodgers have the momentum so hopefully they will clinch on Monday. Am I overly optimistic? This is the team that has doggedly overcome every obstacle in its path including being ranked 3rd in the Western Division even before the season started. This is the team who was 7 games out of first place at the all star break. This was the team who had to play without its ace most of the season. It’s a team that never gives up. It’s the little engine who could.
Thanks for stopping by. So happy my post season tee shirts arrived today just in time. GO DODGERS!!!!