MLB: A Retrospective Of October 2020, WS (TB/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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World Series: Rays At Dodgers
World Series: Rays At Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers claimed their third NL pennant in four seasons; the Tampa Bay Rays claimed the second pennant in their 22-year history. Could the upstart, inexperienced Tampa group upset the battle-tested, star-laden LA squad?

Dodgers Open The Scoring, Game 1
Dodgers Open The Scoring, Game 1

Dodgers OF Cody Bellinger provided the final run of the NLCS with a homer, so it was only fitting that he provide the initial run(s) of the WS with a homer. Rays SP Tyler Glasnow served it up en route to a 2-0 deficit.

Untouchable Urias, Game 6
Untouchable Urias, Game 6

Urias never seems to have a defined role with the Dodgers, but on this night, he filled the role of closer very effectively. After striking out Rays SS Willy Adames looking in the B9th, the celebration was on. Dodgers 3, Rays 1, Dodgers champs again after a 32-year wait. (I'm a Giants fan. Writing this was not easy for me. I hope I was fair and unbiased.)

World Series: Rays At Dodgers
World Series: Rays At Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers claimed their third NL pennant in four seasons; the Tampa Bay Rays claimed the second pennant in their 22-year history. Could the upstart, inexperienced Tampa group upset the battle-tested, star-laden LA squad?

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