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Dodgers Win NL West Yet Again…..It Never Gets Old

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The Dodgers clinched their ninth National League West division title in ten years with a 4-0 win over the Dbacks in the desert on Tuesday night. The Dodgers did it behind another dominant Clayton Kershaw start and home runs from Joey Gallo and Freddie Freeman. Kershaw tossed seven shutout innings allowing just two hits while looking nearly flawless. While the Dodgers had a very good season last year, they didn’t win anything. The 2022 boys are having a historically great season and I think it’s important to honor that.

In 2021 while knocking the Giants out of the playoffs was almost as good as winning the division, they didn’t win the division, pennant or World Series. This season the Dodgers are back on top of the NL West clinching it earlier than ever on September 13. The Dodgers are now 98-43 and 55 games above .500. The club is on pace to win around 112 games and should have home field advantage throughout the playoffs and World Series, should they get that far.

And I think they should. After all the Dodgers have the best pitching staff in baseball allowing the fewest runs. They have the deepest and strongest lineup, scoring the most runs of anyone in MLB. The Dodgers have a ton of come from behind wins and have set numerous records during what will be the greatest regular season Dodgers team of all time.

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None of that will mean anything unless they win it all. The Dodgers know this, which is why their celebration at Chase Field was quiet and professional. They put on the hats, posed for some photos, and shook hands before spraying champagne respectfully in the clubhouse. There was no jumping in the pool like they did in 2013. Kershaw is the only Dodger remaining from that season.

There’s still plenty of work left to do for the boys in blue. It’s time for the Dodgers to win the World Series again and prove to everyone that they can win a championship in a non-covid year. It’s time for the Dodgers to win another championship, preferably in front of the home crowd. It’s time for the Dodgers to win another World Series and shove the beginnings of a Dodgers Dynasty down the baseball world’s throats. This is just the first step. The Dodgers are National League West division champs yet again, and it never gets old.

 

Dodgers clinch the NL west | 09/13/2022

Craig Kimbrel gets Christian Walker to line out for the final out, sealing the Dodgers win and the NL west division title

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7 thoughts on “Dodgers Win NL West Yet Again…..It Never Gets Old

  1. Yes, Scott. It never gets old.

    Kershaw dominated tonight. Just what we needed to see.
    Three big homers, but still short to Barnes” 353 footer though.
    Pedal to the Metal until they get home field throughout

  2. Respectfully, I hate this mentality:

    None of that will mean anything unless they win it all. The Dodgers know this, which is why their celebration at Chase Field was quiet and professional.

    It’s obvious the Dodgers have the best team this year, their performance in the Friedman reign has been historic.

    They probably won’t win it all and it shouldn’t matter if they don’t.

    1. You do want to see another title right?

      That’s what this is all about Bluto, winning championships. That is what matters most. Yes they’ve been historically great, but winning rings is the most important.

      1. Of course I’d like to see another title, but I’m not going to really care if they don’t.

        It’s so much luck. Does anyone think the Braves were the best team last year? Of course not.

        1. I’m amazed you think like this. Winning the regular season doesn’t mean anything. The best team imo is the one that wins the world series. So yes the Braves were the best team last year. There is very little luck involved. Its called talent, fortitude, toughness. The 88 Dodgers had it. The Dodgers had it again in 2020. Is there some luck involved? Sure maybe a smidge. But to say every championship is just decided purely by luck demeans what it means to be champions.

          1. I’d say it’s 60% luck.

            Look at the Braves! What fortitude did it take to barely make the playoffs?

            Eddie Rosario was a key player. Will Smith was their closer. They are not then nor now epitomes of talent.

            Players got hot. The Dodgers were exhausted and drained. Luck and serendipity.

            Good luck consider them the best team! They were better than the Giants? No way, they just won more playoff games.

            Nobody thinks the 1988 Dodgers were a better, more talented team than the A’s, do they?

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