The Los Angeles Dodgers are in pursuit of the franchiseÆs first pennant since 1988. That season, they went on to win the World Series behind the heroic effort of Kirk Gibson and the steady arm of Orel Hershiser. In 2009, the Dodgers will turn to a young core, including 21-year-old Clayton Kershaw to start the series, in an attempt to break the World Series drought. I have predicted that the Dodgers will capture a 4-2 series victory over the Phillies in the NLCS, and here are five reasons why the Boys in Blue will fulfill my forecast. á Revenge, Revenge, Revenge The Dodgers have the sour taste of defeat from last season still fresh in their mouths. It reads like a familiar book: Dodgers sweep first round, then take on Phillies in second round. Only this season, the Dodgers are far better ...
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