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Best moments of 2020: Dodgers win division vs. an incredible double play

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Another matchup that likely won’t be close

League Championship - Atlanta Braves v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Seven Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images

Welcome back everyone. Brand new week, and a brand new battle on the bracket. The last time around we had a Clayton Kershaw battle. It was the closest matchup we’ve had so far, as it truly looked like it could go either way early on. Ultimately, Kershaw pulled away....

As I mentioned, it was the closest matchup we’ve had, as Kershaw throwing Manuel Margot out at home won. It received 64 percent of the vote here on TBLA, and an identical 64 percent of the vote on Twitter. So, I guess people truly all agreed on this one.

Here’s an update on the bracket


Justin Turner’s heads up double play

This is one of the craziest double plays you’ll ever see, and it was a large reason the Dodgers won the game and ultimately the World Series. It was Game 7 of the NLCS and the Dodgers were trailing by a run in the fourth inning.

With runners on third and second and no outs, Nick Markakis grounded to Justin Turner. He threw home, and a rundown ensued. Turner then leapt and barely tagged Dansby Swanson on the leg, getting the first out. He then immediately turned and gunned the throw to Corey Seager covering third base, tagging out the runner for the double play.

The Braves were in prime position to score a couple of runs. Instead, the Dodgers prevented any damage, and went on to win the game.

Dodgers win eighth consecutive NL West

Even a condensed season wasn’t an obstacle for the Dodgers. They won their eighth consecutive NL West title, the third longest streak in major-league history.


Poll

What was the better moment?

This poll is closed

  • 96%
    Justin Turner’s heads up double play
    (354 votes)
  • 3%
    Dodgers win division.... again
    (13 votes)
367 votes total Vote Now