Dodgers vs Astros: Why the Dodgers have fallen behind

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 01: Yuli Gurriel /
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LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 01: Yuli Gurriel /

The Dodgers were even with the Astros as they went to game 7 of the 2017 World Series. Since then the Dodgers have fallen behind the Astros.

In the 2017 World Series, the Dodgers and the Astros were two even MLB juggernauts as the two teams played one of the best World Series ever and it went seven games.  Ever since that game seven, the Astros have pulled ahead of the Dodgers and have won one WS title and will have another if they win game seven tonight.

Like Houston, the Dodgers have been to two World Series except they have lost both of them.  The Astros, on the other hand, are 1-1 and could be 2-2 depending on how game seven goes.  Sure the Dodgers made the 2018 World Series and the Astros didn’t, but like the Dodgers, the Astros suffered the same fate as they lost to the Boston Red Sox.

Now the Dodgers sit around and wait for another hack at ending a World Series drought that is now over thirty years old.  Meanwhile, the Astros can lose Gerrit Cole in free agency after winning their second World Series title in three years.  Why have the Dodgers fallen behind?