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Magic number ten

Written by Liz Charre, Staff Writer

Ten games. That is all the Los Angeles Dodgers need in order to make
another postseason run. As the season starts to close out, the Dodgers are pretty much set in on the drivers seat. They are in first place in the NL West, they are 23 games over .500 and need only ten games to seal the deal in the fight for October. If and when the Dodgers succeed for the postseason run, then it would be their third year in a row striving to win the World Series.
Many Dodger fans await to see if the World Series trophy returns to LA. The white and blue angels have had the longest World Series drought, however. The last time the Dodgers won the World Series was in 1988. With 27 years since, LA fans are starting to wonder if this season will end the horrific drought of winning the title.

Although the Dodgers have been very successful throughout the season, it does not pertain to them regarding the postseason. Throughout the postseason, they have not done well. Their starting rotation has lacked, allowing more runs than in the regular season. Batting average has not performed well especially in key situations, and defense has produced more errors throughout the postseason than in a single month during regular season. As many Dodger fans have witnessed, the Dodger organization has not done well in pressured situations especially the postseason.

That being said, as the magic number is ten how would the Dodgers be able to respond this year in the postseason? Will they choke once again? Would they actually make it all the way to the World Series games? Or will Dodger fans continue to dream of a World Series title? Tune in during the month of October and see what occurs throughout the postseason.


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