This one is really hard to do. At one point in the season I thought to myself ,”Is this the greatest team of all time?” and now I am thinking that they will not even make it out of the NLDS but I came to the conclusion that this is the streakiest team of all time. One thing is for sure though, the Dodgers are talented enough to win the World Series and there is no question about that and they will just have to get hot at the right time.
A rookie by the name of Cody Ballinger started the year in the minor leagues. When asked where he thought he would be this season in correlation with the team and he stated “hopefully a September call up.” He was called up to the bigs the next week and took not only the city of LA but the world by storm. Ballinger began to put on a power showcase night in and night out and it was quickly realized how special this kid was. Ballinger had one of the best years a rookie has ever had. He finished the year with 39 homers (barring something happens in the last three games of the season), and will be close to driving in 100 runs. At still such a young age, it will be fun to watch him make his postseason debut and see how he performs when the stakes are raised. Another key part to the Dodger Dominance this year is superstar pitcher, Clayton Kershaw. Kershaw has done what only Kershaw does; shine. Even though he was injured for a part of the season that did not stop him from being one of the best pitchers in the game. He leads the league in ERA, wins and has struck out 200 batters. He has had his struggles in the postseason and it is crucial that he perform well if the Dodgers want to make a late October run this year.
The Dodgers are set to play the winner of the N.L. wild card game. I have the Diamondbacks not only winning the WC game but then shocking the Dodgers. The D-backs have had their number this year especially as of late and are playing great baseball right now. The Dodgers are playing luke warm baseball and have not performed well the last few years in the postseason. I just see this year being another disappointment for the boys in blue.