The front office had the same idea for Tony Watson as they did for Cingrani. They wanted to get Watson as an option for left-handed relief, especially in later innings. This trade was a little bit puzzling, as Watson wasn’t putting up great numbers at any point during the season. Overall, he has an earned run average of 3.83 in 59 appearances. He also blew 7 out of 17 save opportunities while he was in Pittsburgh.
In his first month in Dodger blue, Watson experienced more of the same lackluster performance issues. He appeared in 12 games, throwing 9 2/3 innings and giving up 5 earned runs. He gave up a huge home run to Jake Lamb with the bases loaded on August 8th, even though Lamb is hitting just .148 against left-handed pitching.
I do not see a scenario where Watson plays any role in the Dodgers’ world series run.