Dodgers: Waiting for NLCS Opponent
By Drew Gabruch
In the eyes of Dodger fans, the wait for a National League Championship Series opponent seems to be taking forever. Washington was able to extend the series against Chicago to force a winner-takes-all game 5. The Dodgers are patiently waiting in the wings of LA since Monday.
Washington and Chicago underwent a series of delays while at Wrigley Field, eventually leading the two teams into a postponed fourth game in their NLDS. Even with the prolonged time-frame for an opponent, the goal of the Dodgers does not change. They will be primed and prepared to come out with confidence after the series with the Diamondbacks, and will undoubtedly look to continue their postseason success through the NLCS.
Levels of excitement around the Dodgers have been through the roof, and the hopes of blowing by the Nationals or the Cubs could not be any more optimistic right now. Whoever makes it out alive and into the second round will have a tough task ahead of them; for they are not only running into an offense that has been putting up great at-bats, but the pitching has been almost lights out. Oh, and regardless of who faces LA in the NLCS, they will also have to do battle against Clayton Kershaw in Game One.