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Dodgers News: Freddie Freeman Sums Up Disappointing and Frustrating NLDS for LA

It’s hard to win any postseason series in baseball, but it becomes almost impossible to win when the two best players completely underperform. And that is exactly what happened for the Dodgers in their NLDS series loss against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Freddie Freeman and Mookie Betts went a combined 1-21 over the three-game set, and it definitely set the tone for the series. Now, the series loss isn’t all on the two stars, but they do deserve pieces of the blame pie.

After both players were in the National League MVP race all season long, they came up short when needed most. Freeman spoke about everything after the game, and you could tell he was defeated.

“It’s hard to put into words. It’s just frustrating and, me and a lot of us didn’t play the way we wanted to.”


Normally a consistent hitter, Freeman struggled down the stretch. It was strange to see, and it carried over into the postseason, unfortunately. There were chances, but nobody on the Dodgers could take advantage.

“I had pitches to hit all night and rolled them over, just like I’ve been doing for five weeks.”


The Dodgers won 100 games once again, but in the end, that means nothing. They have seen regular-season success every season but have had hardly any postseason results to show for it.

This team consistently underperforms come playoff time, and it is maddening. Other than their World Series win in 2020, LA has failed to live up to expectations.

It’s going to be a long winter for this team, and we could see some changes. It remains to be seen what those are, but LA must do something to make sure that these early playoff exits don’t happen again.

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Matt Levine

Matt earned a Master of Science degree in Sport Management from Louisiana State University in 2021. He was born and raised in the Los Angeles area, growing up a huge fan of the Dodgers and Lakers. Matt Kemp was his favorite Dodgers player growing up.

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