The Dodgers are really gelling as a team now. They had been bumbling along in the NLDS, losing, then winning, giving up lots of runs and hits, and just not playing well together. If I could point to one game that changed the psyche of the team, it was Game 5 of the NLDS, when the situation called for all hands on deck. The pitchers came through, especially Jansen and Kershaw leaving it all on the field. Also, Dave Roberts made some tough decisions that really paid off.
Now, during the NLCS, the guys really seem to be playing as a team. To me, it looks like each guy tells Doc – Hey, Doc, just tell me what to do, and I’ll go out and do it. Nobody cares about individual achievements. Every player just cares about winning the game. That’s what it’s going to take to get their World Series rings.
Tonight, it’s Julio Urias (5-2, 3.39 ERA) against John Lackey (11-8, 3.35 ERA). Go Dodgers!