The story I didn’t want to write. For the past five seasons the Dodgers have been in the playoffs. Actually 7 years of the past 10 years they gave gotten deep in the playoffs. This was the first time they got to the World Series. This team showed a lot of heart this year especially in this series. Of course I wanted the Dodgers to win tonight . Of course their was a chance they would lose. I didn’t expect them to lose this way though.
The game pitted Yu Darvish going against Lance McCullers. George Springer the most dangerous hitter on the planet hit a lead off double. I figure why pitch to him? Alex Bregman hit a grounder to Bellinger who then couldn’t make the throw to Darvish for the out. The Astros scored on the error. Bregman ended up in second and then stole third while the Dodgers were asleep. Jose Altuve hit a grounder to score Bregman. Astros lead 2-0. The game was pretty much over at that point.
Chris Taylor hit a double to start the bottom of the first. Corey Seager then struck out. Justin Turner was hit by pitch. Cody Bellinger then struck out. Yasiel Puig was then hit by pitch. Joc Pederson then grounded out. This would be a trend the rest of the game. In the 2nd inning, McCann walked. Marwin Gonzalez then hit a double. Darvish had to go at that point. McCullers grounded out to score a run. Wood and Kershaw waiting in the pen. Roberts left Darvish to face Springer the hottest hitter on the planet. A pitch down the middle was deposited in the seats. The Astros lead 5-0.
Roberts inability to get Darvish out of the game was a blunder as well as Darvish pitching twice to Springer. In the bottom of the 2nd the Dodgers had two men on base and couldn’t get nothing done. The Dodgers didn’t move runners over. Seager and Bellinger swung at the same pitch all series and missed. Justin Turner was nowhere to be found. Bottom of the 3rd two men on base again no outs and no runs came across.
The the bottom of the 5th the Dodgers had two runners on base again and couldn’t score. Meanwhile Morrow, Kershaw, and Jansen kept the Astros off the scoreboard. The trade deadline the Dodgers should’ve got Justin Verlander and we would be champions right now. In the bottom of the 6th inning the Dodgers scored a run when Andre Ethier singled in a run.
Alex Wood pitched as well and kept Houston off the board. Houston won the game 5-1. This game was lost by starting Darvish and keeping him in too long. This title was lost by not getting Verlander at the trade deadline. The Dodgers didn’t come through with runners on base and never moved runners over. Dodgers hitters didn’t make adjustments. All day long people of Los Angeles had all this confidence that we would win. For the Dodgers to come up with this clunker of a game and showing no fight wasn’t the Dodgers team I saw all year.
I’m still proud the Dodgers got here. I hope this pain fuels them. You get to a game 7 at home. You need to go with Kershaw or Wood. You have to claw for runs. Congrats to the Astros. Didn’t feel like putting in pictures since we lost. Thanks to all the readers who followed us this season with Ladodgerreport.