We can certainly complain a lot about the Dodger’s inability to win a World Series championship since their last in 1988. Yet I think we can be a bit spoiled. The Dodgers may still be searching for their first championship in over 31 years however they have had a stranglehold on the NL West over the last seven years. On Tuesday evening the boys in blue clinched the National League west division crown with a 7-3 win over the dreadful Orioles at Camden Yards.
The game was rather anti-climactic. The celebration was subdued. The team is on the road and they have been here before, many times. They know how this all goes. It’s not their first rodeo. Starting pitcher Walker Buehler tossed seven shutout innings, struck out 11 and made 91 pitches. Corey Seager smashed two home runs. The first was a three-run shot in the top of the first and the second a two-run blast in the top of the third. Star prospect Gavin Lux hit his first MLB home run to put an exclamation point on the night.
The Dodgers are now 94-52 and are a cinch to open the division series at home. Whether they open the NLCS at home remains to be seen. But let’s not get too bogged down in negativity and give the club credit for a well played season. They may have a few issues to iron out before the postseason begins but let’s appreciate and respect that the Dodgers are going to the playoffs for the seventh consecutive season. After all it could be far worse for us. Look at how bad things have gotten in Baltimore. Enjoy everyone and happy clinch night! Congratulations Dodgers!
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