The Dodgers have now claimed Globe Life Field as their own.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have been playing at Globe Life Field for the entire MLB postseason (aside from their series against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium) and have made the Texas Rangers’ new home ballpark their own.
LA took care of business in a three-game sweep of the San Diego Padres, during which they scored 23 runs. Then came the NLCS against the Atlanta Braves, which went the distance, and the Dodgers crossed home plate a total of 39 times.
As of this writing, they’ve already scored 16 runs in about 2.5 World Series games vs the Tampa Bay Rays, but more importantly, they’ve made the Rangers look very, very sad in the process. Justin Turner’s first-inning home run off Charlie Morton did the trick.
The Rangers had their inaugural season at Globe Life Field under these troubling pandemic circumstances, but they couldn’t have disappointed much more than they did. Texas finished dead last in the AL Central with a putrid 22-38 record and managed just 27 dingers in 30 games in Arlington … and the Rangers are supposed to be a power-hitting team.
The Dodgers matched that total in half the amount of games and then passed it in the very next one on Friday night.
Sorry, Rangers. We don’t make the rules. The Dodgers simply have two home stadiums now. Your new digs have been transferred over to our ownership.
Shall we look at some more upsetting stats for the Rangers? In 30 home games, the Rangers also had 38 doubles, 108 RBI and 94 walks. The Dodgers in 16 games? 27, 88 and 69.
And, at the very least, there will be two more games played after Friday night. If the Fall Classic goes the distance, the Dodgers might seriously pass the Rangers in every major statistical offensive category.
Someone’s gotta break in the new park, right?