“Wait till next year!”

There’s enough blame for the Dodgers’ failure to advance to go around, but here’s what sticks with me: the offense was 8 for 41 with runners in scoring position in four games. Three of those four games were decided by one run, and the fourth was decided by two. Had the offense just gotten two, three or four more timely hits the result might have been exactly the opposite of what it was.

  • Bob_Hendley

    ‘Twas a thin line.

    • Bumsrap

      Maybe if there was more confidence in a 7th and 8th inning relief pitcher. …

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Totally agree, Link.
    The inconsistent offense has bothered me all year, almost as much as the bullpen.

    • WBBsAs

      The Dodgers had the second-best offense in the NL, behind only the Rockies (who play in the hitters’ paradise of Denver).

  • Grantland had a post-mortem on Mattingly’s decisions yesterday.