heart: We just lost four in a row!
brain: Which matches the Dodgers' longest losing streak of the year.
heart: We just got swept by the Padres!
brain: It was only a two-game series, and it was the first time the Dodgers have been swept all season.
heart: We're going to become the NL wild card team!
brain: The Dodgers have been tied for or in first place 153 of their 159 games. If the Rockies were to win today and sweep the Dodgers, don't you think they would deserve to be in first place?
heart: We're going to lose home-field advantage!
brain: Eric Stephen at True Blue LA crunched the numbers and doesn't find that home-field advantage provides a significant edge.
heart: The batters have no plate discipline!
brain: Actually, all eight regular starters have at least 50 walks each.
heart: The pitching staff is falling apart!
brain: But the bats are healthy: Each regular starter (except Manny) has at least 550 PAs.
heart: Andre Ethier is falling apart!
brain: Ethier on the road: .239/.341/.392. Ethier at home: .306/.375/.632.
heart: We don't have an ace!
brain: But we do have probable Game 1 starter Randy Wolf. The Dodgers have won 22 of his 33 starts.
heart: This sucks!
brain: Would you rather be a Mets fan?*
heart: We're all going to die!
brain: This is true, in a technical sense.