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Dodgers News: Adrian Gonzalez Reveals His World Series X Factor for LA This October

The Los Angeles Dodgers are well on their way to clinching the NL West for the 10th time in 11 years, and have their eyes set on a deep playoff run in October.

The biggest question mark surrounding this team is in the starting rotation, as Clayton Kershaw is the lone member of the postseason rotation that was expected to be there in the beginning of the season.

Starting pitching is one of the most important things for a postseason contender, and the Dodgers have a lot of unknowns heading into October.

While we think we know what the rotation will look like, it’s up to the rookies — mainly Bobby Miller — to perform if LA wants any shot of winning in October.

Our very own Doug McKain recently caught up with Dodgers legend Adrian Gonzalez, and asked him to fill in the blank on a simple question. The Dodgers will win the World Series this year if…

Here’s what A-Gon had to say.

“If Bobby Miller becomes the ace that we all know he can become.”

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Bobby Miller definitely feels like the biggest X-factor for LA in October, as they’ll need him to truly turn into an ace for them to have success in the postseason.

I’ve been saying for months that Miller deserves the ball in Game 1, and at this rate, he’s probably going to get it. It will be up to Miller to set the tone for the entire postseason, and I expect him to get the ball in the biggest games.

So if LA wants any shot at winning it all this year, they’ll need the 24-year-old to find his ace-caliber stuff for all of October and into November.

No pressure, though.

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Noah Camras

Noah is an Associate Staff Writer for Dodgers Nation. He graduated from USC in 2022 with a B.A. in Journalism and minor in Sports Media Studies. He's been a Dodger fan since he was a kid, and his all-time favorite Dodgers are Matt Kemp and Russell Martin — but Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman are very quickly making a case to be on that list.

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