Dodgers: Key Players That Need to Step Up in the NLCS
By Hector Ponce
After a dominant series performance over the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Dodgers have moved on to the NLCS. The Dodgers dominated in all facets of the game. If these three players step up in the NLCS, we may have another series dominated by the Dodgers.
The NLCS will be a rematch of last season’s NLCS, the Dodgers against the Cubs. The Dodgers will be looking to avenge their loss from last season. That loss was brought to the forefront, even more, when the Cubs decided to have two separate ceremonies while the Dodgers were visiting. Now the Dodgers have the opportunity to avenge that heartbreak.
The NLDS was something that worried many fans. The Dodgers struggled against the Dbacks during the regular season, but none of that seemed to matter as the Dodgers only trailed in 3 of the 27 innings. That was because players stood up to the challenge that was Arizona. This series is different, but ideally, the result will end the same as the NLDS.
In every series, there are a few players that need to perform to get a series going in the right direction. It differs from series to series depending on match-ups. In some cases, those players are such a big part of the team’s production that they will remain a key player in any and every series.
In a perfect world, every single player performs to his ceiling. But that is no guarantee especially in baseball where players tend to be streaky. Even if the whole team isn’t on, the Dodgers should take the series if these three players are on.