Good morning, Dodgers fans.
If you’re like me, you probably woke up with a sour taste in your mouth. That game last night was heartbreaking, for so many reasons. The narrative will continue about Clayton Kershaw, even though it shouldn’t. He was great, but nobody will remember that.
The offense has gone missing, something we’ve seen happen far too often in October’s past. They let Kershaw down last night, and they let us down.
The Dodgers currently trail the NLCS against the Braves, 3-1. They are one loss away from being eliminated. One loss away from their season ending. One loss away from the eighth consecutive season of reaching the playoffs and falling short of their goal.
Hope seems lost.
But it’s not.
Just win tonight. That’s all they gotta do. Just win a baseball game. It seems so difficult, but it’s really so simple. Just win tonight, then worry about tomorrow.
Yes, LA trails 3-1 and will need to pull off a historic comeback. But really, it’s not as hard as you think. Think of it this way. Think of it as the Dodgers having a weekend series against the Braves and they need to sweep them. That doesn’t sound too bad, right? The Dodgers had a number of three-game sweeps this season. They have room for one more.
Hope seems lost, and I get it. But don’t lose faith in the guys. Trust me, they want to win more than you do. Believe in them. Believe in this team.
Until that final out is recorded, it’s not over until it’s over.....
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