I know I haven’t been as active as I normally am over here. I apologize for the lack of stories this season. I’ve been super busy with non-Dodgers related things. As I’ve said before, sometimes life gets in the way of Dodger Baseball. I’ll be back to cover the postseason on Wednesday when the real games begin. In the meantime the Dodgers wrapped up an excellent 2020 regular season with a 5-0 win over the Angels at Dodger Stadium. The win gave them a nice clean sweep of the Halos to end the regular season on Sunday afternoon.
The win gives the Dodgers a 43-17 record to finish the 60-game pandemic shortened season. The boys in blue finished 21-9 at home, and recorded a .717 winnings percentage en route to their eighth consecutive National League West division title. Mookie Betts, and Corey Seager carried the bats, both posting MVP caliber campaigns. Even with Cody Bellinger, Max Muncy struggling all season and Joc Pederson disappearing, the Dodgers still finished with the best record in baseball.
On the pitching side, Clayton Kershaw was their best starter. Kershaw turned in a very good season, and while he probably won’t win the NL Cy Young award, a 2.16 ERA should place him in the top ten at least. Walker Buehler battled blisters, and the Dodgers relied heavily on rookies and youngsters to fill out their pitching staff such as Dustin May, Tony Gonsolin, Julio Urias, Victor Gonzalez, and the injured Caleb Ferguson. Franchise veteran closer Kenley Jansen had another up and down year, and other guys like AJ Pollock, Will Smith, Jake Mcgee, Brusdar Graterol, Blake Treinen, and Edwin Rios all contributed solid campaigns. There was no all-star game this season and no fans in the stands.
The postseason begins on Wednesday night for the Dodgers. The American League playoffs start on Tuesday. The Dodgers will play the Milwaukee Brewers in the best two of three Wild Card series which will play all games at Dodger Stadium. If the Dodgers win, they’ll go into the bubble advancing to the NLDS, which will be played in Arlington Texas, at Globe Life Stadium. We also found out that Walker Buehler will be opening the first game of the series against Milwaukee, while Kershaw will pitch in game two. If there is a game three, we’ll see. The real games start on Wednesday. Strap yourself in everyone. Please win the World Series this year Dodgers. It’s beyond time.