Four of those seven losses came during the Dodgers' infamous 11-game losing streak, and there's no telling whether Seager could have helped turn those into wins had he played through his elbow injury.
"I don't see it happening right now".
Then he said, "Hollywood just gave us the ending to 'The Natural' all over again". I help the players, I help the organization. What does the old manager see in each player? Roberts said. "It was special". Ultimately, all the Dodgers had to prioritize was who to sign first.
So, at first blush, home plate umpire Lance Barksdale agreed. There were reported locker room issues, injuries, mental lapses and play that paled in comparison to what we saw in his first two seasons.
The matchup is a rematch of last year's NLCS, which the Cubs won in six games.
"To go away, " he said. "He's going to be out there". Culberson missed the plate.
"What did you say it was, 29 years to the day?" Barksdale made the call: Out. He was benched multiple times by manager Dave Roberts for being late. But approaching it as a must-win is a little extreme. In 1957, when the Dodgers announced they'd be moving to L.A., everyone, including I, was ecstatic. It was a drastic drop.
The Dodgers swept the Diamondbacks to reach the NLCS, while the Cubs beat the Nationals in five games. "Today I felt exactly how I wanted to". That's where I get concerned.
Asked if he and Bryant feel responsible, Rizzo said: "I think that would be selfish if we did". He's always worn his emotions on his sleeve, but he even seems to be having a ton more fun.
The Chicago Cubs need a victory here in order to have a realistic shot at making another world series.
Maddon was so adamant about this that he argued with the umpiring crew even after the ruling came back from New York. Yet Maddon went after them, incensed, knowing he would be ejected. We all know that. Darvish is 1-2 with a 4.32 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his postseason career. Maddon asked. "You have to keep your balance". My dad definitely wasn't and I'll get to why in a minute. Good on dad. Now, starting tomorrow, hopefully good on the Dodgers.
Contreras caught the ball.