Kolten Wong Game 2
We must ask ... what did the Dodgers see in Kolten Wong to give him a spot on the NLDS roster? It's no offense to the veteran, but did 20 part-time games of solid play really change the conversation after he was downright terrible with the Mariners from April-August?
Ditching Michael Busch in favor of Wong led to the Game 2 moment when Roberts called on the lefty to deliver in a huge spot with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning. Wong grounded out and then ended the game by lining out to center in the Dodgers' loss.
It's not like we're sitting here and calling out random moments devoid of warning signs that didn't sit well with us. Wong's inclusion on the roster was questioned plenty, leading to a larger discussion about the Dodgers' depth, which we thought was addressed at the trade deadline, but apparently wasn't (because Amed Rosario was left off the NLDS roster, too).
Wong shouldn't be catching vitriol because he didn't ask for this. The Dodgers randomly elevated him in abrupt fashion, and before he knew it, the team he was on for six weeks was asking him to carry its playoff hopes on his shoulders.
Who in the world thought this was a good idea, even with the limited options at their disposal?