There will be a new World Series champion as the Los Angeles Dodgers fell to the Atlanta Braves in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series.
Dave Roberts and his team did not go out without a fight, but in the end, the Braves were just too much this year.
“They outplayed us, plain and simple,” Roberts said after the game.
The game was tied at one going into the bottom of the fourth and Roberts decided to let his starting pitcher Walker Buehler pitch to Eddie Rosario, who would end up hitting a three-run home run.
“I just felt right there, the way Walker was throwing, I expected him to keep going,” he said. “The stuff wasn’t compromised.”
What an effort from the Dodgers 👏
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Our MLBbro, Mookie Betts went hitless during Game 6, going 0-for-4 at the plate with two strikeouts.
He had an opportunity to tie the game up or give the Dodgers the lead in the seventh with two runners on, but struck out swinging to end the inning.
An unusual performance for the two-time World series champ.
But looking at his numbers this postseason, this was arguably one his best postseason performances of his career.
He finished with a .319 batting average with five RBI, a home run, and six stolen bases.
Unfortunately, he was not able to come up clutch this series when his team needed him but he had numerous clutch performances this postseason.
Yes people are going to look at how he didn’t deliver when it mattered against the Braves, but that doesn’t discredit how well he played this season.
There were times this season where Betts struggled and was dealing with injuries, but this guy is a baller and he answered the bell numerous times when his number was called.
In his eight year career, Betts has appeared in the playoffs five times and has won a World Series with two different teams.
He has a .272 career batting average in the postseason with a total of 56 hits, four home runs, and 17 RBI.
Our MLBbro has played a lot of baseball during his career and he is poised to have a long career where he will continue to play in more postseasons down the line.
The Dodgers are a team that will always be a contender for a World Series, given the talented player on their roster.
Roberts has been the manager of the Dodgers since 2016 and helped the team win their first World Series since 1988 last season.
You can never count out the Dodgers and they’ll be back to make another World Series run next season.
A huge shout out to Roberts on leading his team to 100 plus wins for the second time in three years and this will not be the end of the Dodgers.