MLB: A Retrospective Of October 2020, NLDS (SD/LAD)

(originally written October 2020)

Wild Card Round Matchups: TOR/TB  CHW/OAK  HOU/MIN  NYY/CLE  MIL/LAD  CIN/ATL  MIA/CHC  STL/SD

Division Series Matchups: NYY/TB  HOU/OAK  SD/LAD  MIA/ATL

Championship Series Matchups: HOU/TB  ATL/LAD

World Series Matchup: TB/LAD

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NL Division Series: Padres At Dodgers
NL Division Series: Padres At Dodgers

These aren't your daddy's Padres—these guys flip bats, admire homers, and apologize for none of it. Certainly not to the Dodgers, who were openly miffed at San Diego's flair in September. Who'd prevail in the NLDS, the battle-tested Dodgers or the upstart Padres? (Series held at Globe Life Field, Arlington)

Clevinger Departs, Game 1
Clevinger Departs, Game 1

Padres starter Mike Clevinger was hoped to be recovered enough from an arm injury to battle the Dodgers in the NLDS. As it turned out, Clevinger only had enough juice to start the game; he was pulled as the B2nd got underway.

Smith's 5th Hit, Game 3
Smith's 5th Hit, Game 3

Smell ya later! Dodgers C Will Smith smacked a two-run single in the T9th, giving him five hits for the game to go with three total RBI. For good measure, Smith also threw out Tatis stealing! The Dodgers won 12-3, sweeping the series and advancing to the NLCS.

NL Division Series: Padres At Dodgers
NL Division Series: Padres At Dodgers

These aren't your daddy's Padres—these guys flip bats, admire homers, and apologize for none of it. Certainly not to the Dodgers, who were openly miffed at San Diego's flair in September. Who'd prevail in the NLDS, the battle-tested Dodgers or the upstart Padres? (Series held at Globe Life Field, Arlington)

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