Dodgers: Which AL Team Do the Dodgers Match Up Best With?

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Aaron Judge
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Aaron Judge /
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NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 18: Aaron Judge /

The Dodgers once again find themselves sitting at home awaiting their opponent for the next round.  This time it’s for the World Series. Regardless of who wins game seven of the ALCS, the Dodgers will have two extra rest days and not have to travel.

By virtue of the Astros 7-1 win over the Yankees in game six of the ALCS, the Astros and Yankees will once again square off on Saturday to decide who the Dodgers will play in their first World Series appearance since 1988.  One advantage the Dodgers have over both potential American league opponents is that the Dodgers will have four days of rest instead of two, and the Dodgers don’t have to travel with the first two games being in Los Angeles.

While some pundits have brought up how the Dodgers have been more rested than their opponents, that is due in large part because of the Dodgers finishing with the best record in baseball and the Dodgers making short work of the Diamondbacks and Cubs.  Whether the Dodgers end up facing Jose Altuve and the Astros, or Aaron Judge and the Yankees, both potential heavyweight opponents bring their own strength and weaknesses.