Los Angeles Dodgers: Pitching Slide Dooms Their NLCS Chances

Posted: 23rd October 2009 by Tom Au in MLB
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What happens to a team when its strongest attribute goes south? Although the Dodgers' hitting was nothing to write home about, what really ruined them was their pitching. A 5.30 ERA in the postseason. A 7.30 ERA in the NLCS.á Starters like Kershaw, Wolf, and Kuroda fell apart against the Phillies. Who would have thought it? Would the Dodgers have won their division if their pitchers had pitched like this in the regular season? Probably not. By contrast, the Phillies had ERAs of 3.04 in the postseason, and 3.07 in the NLCS, basically Dodgers type numbers. The Dodgers "outhit" the Phillies. In batting average, that is, .232 to .231, with two more hits in eight more at-bats. This, after being first in the National League in this regard. But the Phillies' batting was superior in every other w ...

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