The Dodgers Postseason Collapse was Historic

By: Andrew Parker

The 2019 Los Angeles Dodgers were a heavy favorite to win the World Series heading into the playoffs. That came crashing to an end last Wednesday night when the Nationals stole Game 5 in LA.

The Dodgers were downright dominant during the regular season, putting up the most runs in the National League. The offense was stacked along with their pitching staff, featuring one of the best pitchers in the league, Walker Buehler. Everything was staged for a Dodgers team to finally piece it together and win a championship after falling last season to the Boston Red Sox.

(Photo via: Tony Avelar)

This was a series the Dodgers should have won, and also one they could have won. Being the one seed and losing to a Wild Card team is going to draw some negative attention. You can’t completely discredit the Washington Nationals, but the Dodgers were the superior team offensively and pitching-wise.

The 2019 Dodgers were not at the same level as the Tampa Bay Lighting in this year’s NHL playoffs, as they got swept by a Columbus team that was the last ranked seed. It is also not as bad as the Atlanta Falcons blowing a 28-3 lead in the Super Bowl to the New England Patriots, but we can all agree it makes the list.

Cover photo via: John McDonnell/Washington Post

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Andrew attended the University of Missouri, where he spent time working for ESPNU and the SEC Network on gamedays. He co-hosted the Boston Sports Weekly podcast with Nick from 2016-2018. He also spent time working with CBS Radio St. Louis. Follow him on Twitter @AndrewwParkerr.

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