It’s been a very disappointing start to the 2023 playoffs for the Dodgers, and they now sit on the brink of elimination. Just a few days ago, the team and fans were hopeful that this year would be different from the last, but now it could end up worse.
Both of the starting pitchers for LA couldn’t even get out of the first inning without giving up the lead, and it has cost them. For all the issues that the Dodgers rotation has had this season, nobody could have predicted it would be as bad as this.
Not only has the starting pitching put the team behind before the offense has been able to come up, but the bats have gone ice cold. The Dodgers had one of the best offenses throughout the year, but yet again, when the October lights come on, they are coming up small.
The last time the Dodgers found themselves down 0-2 in an NLDS series was back in 2006, and they ended up getting swept by the New York Mets. Of course, that was a different team and a different time, but this postseason has been wildly frustrating, to say the least.
LA now heads to Arizona for the next game, and they need to have the one-game-at-a-time mindset. They are more than capable of coming back to win this series, but it will take a total team effort to do so.
Veteran starting pitcher Lance Lynn will be tasked with keeping their season alive in Game 3, and the hope is that he can put together a solid outing to allow the offense a chance to win the game. If LA can get one, it would get things moving in their direction.
The odds aren’t on their side in this series, but they have a never-say-die attitude. They’ve won multiple games in a row numerous times this season, and it looks like they will just have to do it again.
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