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Dodgers crush Cubs in Game 5 to advance to the World Series for first time since 1988 - LA Times

I’m not a fan of the Dodgers but I am a fan of the best teams getting to the World Series. The Dodgers were clearly the best team in the NL.

“I’ve always felt like part of the job for the front office of this organization was being the caretaker of the greatest pitcher of this generation,” Zaidi said. “I really believe that’s what he is. Sometimes we all forget he’s 29 years old, because he’s been around for so long, and carried such a burden for this franchise for so long. To be able to build a team around him that’s gotten to the World Series, and for him to get a chance to pitch on that stage, yeah, it feels incredible.”

Jim Furtado Posted: October 20, 2017 at 10:17 AM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. salvomania Posted: October 20, 2017 at 12:40 PM (#5558993)
I just hope Roberts is over his fascination with having Kike Hernandez batting cleanup for the 104-win Dodgers.
   2. salvomania Posted: October 20, 2017 at 12:45 PM (#5558997)
I just noticed this (although I imagine it's been widely commented on) but the Cubs hit seven homers in the series, and scored a total of eight runs. That is hard to do.
   3. Batman Posted: October 20, 2017 at 02:08 PM (#5559080)
The "extra" run was the Cubs' first run of the series, Contreras scoring ahead of Almora on his home run in game one. No Cub had to run across the plate in the series.
   4. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: October 20, 2017 at 02:23 PM (#5559094)

I just hope Roberts is over his fascination with having Kike Hernandez batting cleanup for the 104-win Dodgers.

You mean the guy who just hit 3 HR in last night's game?
   5. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: October 20, 2017 at 02:30 PM (#5559101)
You mean the guy who just hit 3 HR in last night's game?

Exactly. He's used up all his homers now.
   6. Batman Posted: October 20, 2017 at 02:43 PM (#5559117)
That is how it works. Adam Kennedy never hit another postseason HR after his three-homer game. Reggie didn't hit another postseason HR for almost a year after his. He didn't even both to play in a postseason game during that time. Babe Ruth was still pretty good after his three-homer games, but now he's dead. You don't want Kike Hernandez to die, do you?

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