The Los Angeles Dodgers are heading home for the offseason. Facing elimination Saturday night, the Dodgers lost Game 6 of the National League Championship Series to the Atlanta Braves by a final score of 4-2. LA was trying to become the first National League team to win back-to-back World Series titles since the Cincinnati Reds of the late seventies.
LA entered the season as the prohibitive favorites to win the World Series, with some national pundits even predicting that the team had a chance to go down as one of the winningest clubs in baseball history. Unfortunately, the team fell short of those expectations but were able to match a franchise record with 106 wins despite being snakebitten by injuries and losing their big off-season starting pitcher acquisition to administrative leave.
As is the case every year they don’t win the World Series, the Dodgers head into the offseason with questions as to why they ultimately were unable to get the job done in October and we give you our top 4 reasons why LA fell short in 2021. From key late-season and postseason injuries to an inconsistent offense to a historic Giants team that forced the Dodgers into playing high-level baseball for the majority of the season, we dive into the truth behind why the 2021 Dodgers were ousted earlier than they would have like this postseason.
Plus, were the Dodgers out-managed by the Braves in the NLCS.
Fans so far have made their voices very heard on our poll on Twitter. With more than 50% of the vote, most true blue faithful feel that the offense was just too inconsistent this October.
Biggest reason why the #Dodgers lost to the Braves in the NLCS?
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) October 24, 2021
Injuries came in second and, as always, coaching got its fair share of votes from the “fire Dave Roberts” crowd. Where do you feel the Dodgers came up short? Continue the conversation in the comments below!
Looking for more Dodgers News? Subscribe to our YouTube Channel! Subscribe and hit that notification bell to stay up to date on all the latest news, updates, rumors, interviews, live streams, and more!