Well, it Looks Like the Dodgers are Going to the World Series
So, we are living in the worst timeline. The Dodgers have beaten the Chicago Cubs to advance to their first World Series appearance since 1988. Let’s dive into how they managed to beat the Cubs and take their lunch money.
In game one, the Cubs managed to grab the lead in the fourth inning when Albert Almora Jr. hit a two-run homer off of Clayton Kershaw. The Dodgers would quickly answer back with two runs of their own in the fifth after an RBI double from Yasiel Puig, and a sac fly from Charlie Culberson. Kershaw was yanked from the game after throwing five innings and allowing two runs, because he is famous for getting shelled after the fifth inning in the playoffs. The Cubs were held scoreless for the rest of the game, and the Dodgers took the lead thanks to solo shots from Yasiel Puig and Chris Taylor. The Dodgers would take game one with a score of 5-2.
Game two was host to a pair of decent starts from both starting pitchers. Jon Lester threw 4.2 innings of one run ball, but did walk five batters, while Rich Hill threw five innings of one run ball while striking out eight. Justin Turner provided all of the offense for the Dodgers, tying the game after the Cubs plated a run in fifth on an Addison Russell solo shot. Turner tied the game with an RBI single that allowed Charlie Culberson to score. He then untied the game in the bottom of the ninth, hitting a walk-off three run homer to win the game for the Dodgers with a final score of 4-1.
In game three, the Cubs looked like feeble little leaguers trying to hit off of Yu Darvish, who tossed 6.1 innings while striking out seven. His opponent, Kyle Hendricks was not as great, as he allowed three runs in five innings. The Cubs offense only managed to score one run off of the Dodgers, a solo shot in the first inning by Kyle Schwarber. The Dodgers quickly responded with two solo shots, one from Andre Ethier, and one from Chris Taylor. Taylor would go on to hit an RBI triple in the fifth to make the score 3-1. In the sixth, with the bases loaded, the Cubs were pitching to Yu Darvish, a career .129 hitter, and they walked him, which plated a run to bring the score to 4-1. The Dodgers would go on to score two more runs, one on a passed ball strike three, and another one on a sac fly. The Dodgers won 6-1.
Game four was the first potential clinching game for the Dodgers, and they did not win, as the Cubs wanted to give their fans one last performance to remember before they got eliminated. They took a quick 2-0 lead in the second inning when they hit two solo shots off of Alex Wood, one by Wilson Contreras, and another one by Javier Baez. The Dodgers managed to plate a run in the third on a Cody Bellinger homer, but the Cubs answered back in the fifth with another solo shot from Javier Baez. The Dodgers would get one more run, thanks to a solo homer from Justin Turner in the eighth. Jake Arrieta had a decent start, going 6.2 innings while allowing one run and striking out nine, but he did walk five batters. The Cubs took game four 3-2.
In game five, the Dodgers obliterated the Cubs 11-1. Enrique Hernandez hit three homers and had seven RBIS. The Cubs scored their lone run on a solo shot from Kris Bryant in the fourth inning. The Dodgers got a decent start from Clayton Kershaw, who went six innings and allowed one run while striking out five. The other runs scored by the Dodgers this inning came from an RBI Double by Cody Bellinger, an RBI single from Justin Turner, and a two-RBI double from Logan Forsythe.
So, the Los Angeles Dodgers are going to the World Series for the first time since 1988, and it sucks. The World Series begins on Tuesday, October 24.