I know that it’s been too long since my last post, but there are actually more important things in life than the Dodgers (gasp). Anyway, while there was a bit of fear there, our boys did win the division and finished with the best record in the National League.
That being said, here are my predictions for the postseason. I think that, at the most, there will be one upset with the Twins possibly taking out the Yankees. The Dodgers will beat St. Louis, Phillies over Rockies (they’ve already won the first game) and the Angels will take down Boston.
I’ll go out on a limb here and say that the Dodgers will play the winner of the Yankees / Twins series in the World Series.
Update: Technically the Rockies aren’t the underdog since they finished with a better record than the Phils, but because they’re the wild card, I’m calling them the underdog here.
I subscribe to the Dodgers News and read it via my RSS reader. I was disheartened and a bit disturbed to see the headline Dodgers Hope to Finish What They Started back on September 10. The article talked about the potential for this to be the “club’s worst collapse since Bobby Thomson’s ‘Shot Heard ‘Round the World‘ in 1951″. Seriously, this is on the Dodger’s Web site.
Well, it appears that the Dodgers may have seen that and are answering the call to keep that collapse from happening. Since the article appeared the Dodgers have gone 4 and 1 and have increase their lead over Colorado to five games (it helps that the Rockies have gone 2 and 4 since then).
The boys finish off the series against Pittsburgh tonight and have tomorrow off. The Giants come to town on Friday for a weekend series before the Dodgers head out for a nine game road trip. When they get back they’ll face Colorado for the final three games of the regular season, then on to the playoffs.