The Dodgers picked a helluva time to play one of their worst games of the season. They had their boot on their throat; The last thing you want to do is give the best team in baseball a reason to believe… and that’s exactly what the Dodgers did, now all the Mo goes back to the Cubs.
When the Dodgers had to play one of their best games of the year, they instead show up and throw up all over themselves.
When they absolutely had to pay mistake free baseball, they end up kicking it all over the yard. And when they handed it to the bullpen to try to stop the bleeding, those arsonists dragged their gascans to the mound, and tried to burn Chavez Ravine right to the ground.
In short, that could not have gone any worse for L.A. than it did.
And this isn’t a case of where you say, yeah, but if someone told the Dodgers before the series, they’d be tied at 2-2, with Game 5 at home, would they have taken that. Sure. Unless, they were up 2-1 with Game 4 at home and a chance to choke the Cubs out. But they butchered that opportunity.
And now, and they have to deal with Jon Lester, a nasty lefty… and the Dodgers don’t hit lefties. And now you’re going to feed Kenta Maeda to those Cubs’ mashers who all of a sudden have their mojo and their swag back.
They’re not dead. It’s still 2-2. Of course, they can work their way out of this. But they shouldn’t be in this position, and if I had to choose between their two hands, right now, I’d rather play the Cubs than the Dodgers. But they should have stomped these guys out when they had the chance.