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Old 10-19-2017, 03:01 PM
 
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That's why the Dodgers need to end this series as soon as possible. They need to continue applying pressure on them, making it very difficult for them to get back into this series. Justin Turner's home run late to cut the lead to one is a good example of that. The longer this series goes the harder it will get to close out, therefore the Dodgers need to take advantage of their current situation.

Before this series I thought that game 4 would be the most challenging primarily because of Jake Arrieta on the mound at Wrigley.
I agree. I knew game 4 would be the toughest because of Arrieta.

Having said that, the Dodgers made it difficult for themselves namely because of Utley and Granderson. It seemed like every time the Dodgers were knocking on the door and ready to pull in a key run or two, Utley or Granderson would come in and, sure enough, impede any progress beforehand. I simply do not understand why Roberts put either of them in the lineup, much less both of them. They have been simply terrible behind the bat. Perhaps he wants them to see more pitches and hope they can turn on the lights and put up decent at-bats. But at this point, we would be better served with both of them out of the lineup and coming in ONLY as a pinch-hit in place of a pitcher in a key situation (although even our pitchers have had more effective at-bats at this point). With all that said, this is where Seager is sorely missed. With him in the lineup, we don't have any of these issues. Hopefully he will be fully recovered, should the Dodgers make it to the World Series.

Bottom line is that the Dodgers, while up 3 games to 1, need to put that final nail in the coffin. Especially since NY and HOU will be battling Friday and possibly Saturday.

And can anyone believe Turner's plate performance? I've watched a ton of baseball in my day and have never seen someone so in-tune with their at bats. It's almost like he's seeing the game in slow-motion. I sure hope the others can learn and tune into his channel.

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Old 10-19-2017, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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We're headed to the World Series!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-19-2017, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, Ca
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Wooohooo!!!! What a great finish!
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Old 10-19-2017, 10:46 PM
 
Location: SoCal & Mid-TN
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We're headed to the World Series!!!!!!!!
First time since 1988! Go Dodgers!!!
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Old 10-19-2017, 11:37 PM
 
Location: The city of champions
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Go Dodgers! Let's finish this. 4 more!
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Old 10-20-2017, 07:04 AM
 
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Amazing experience for Keke with everything going on in his native home. When he hit that grand slam I knew we were winning.
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Old 10-20-2017, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Amazing experience for Keke with everything going on in his native home. When he hit that grand slam I knew we were winning.
Yep, you could see that was one happy dude. Good for him!

Go Dodgers!!!
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Old 10-20-2017, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Island of Misfit Toys
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Woohoo. Been a long time.
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Old 10-20-2017, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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As I was watching the game last night and right before Enrique Hernandez's grand slam in the 3rd, I begin thinking of last year 2016. To be exact it was a game at AT&T park against the San Francisco Giants. That night Hernandez hit back to back homers versus Madison Bumgarner. I just had a feeling he was going to do it again last night. I was totally blown away when it did actually happened. Amazing. He finished with 3 home runs and 7 RBI's.

As the Dodgers have shown time and time again this season they have what it takes to be a World Series champion. If they continue to play like they have during this postseason, (7-1 record) their chances are excellent. On to the World Series!!!
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Old 10-20-2017, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Wow.. what a great game! I kept thinking, has it really been 29 years? Geez... i am old!
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