Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Post-Series Thread: Dodgers Sweep Padres in Penultimate Series

It's a friar sweep!

The Dodgers, owners of a woeful September record with somnambulent offense and porous bullpen, just swept the Padres in three games by a combined score of 28-5. Sure, Adrian Gonzalez was shut down for the rest of the year (including postseason) due to his bad back, and Chris Taylor left today's game in the first inning after hurting his knee running to first base. These are not good signs.

But should we be happy about finally breaking out of our September slump? And having probably anchored around three starters (Kershaw, Darvish, and Hill; with Wood and Maeda likely coming out of the pen)?

Or is this a false read given we beat the lowly 70-89 Padres?

We've got a day off here. Curious to hear what you think.


Alex Cora said...

Yes it's the padres but great to get the sweep. Feeling pretty good about this team and our chances. I really like how we have a chance to get home field advantage through the WS

QuadSevens said...

Move towards home field advantage was a big plus from this series. I also liked that the bats came alive. Seager is looking better after this series and I think the offense got some confidence back in themselves.

All else fails, send in Hill for a pinch hit.