Los Angeles Dodgers
Ryan Howard hit a three-run homer that gave the Phillies a 5-3 lead in the third. Freddy Galvis had a two-run shot in the second and Odubel Herrera added a solo homer in the fourth, when the Phillies led 6-3.
An 11th-round Draft choice by the Dodgers out of high school, Los Angeles knew it was taking a risk by drafting Joc Pederson, as he had pretty high bonus demands and had already committed to play baseball at USC. But the Dodgers were OK with the risk that late, and OK with giving him a hefty bonus, and now five years later it looks as though it’s all going to pay off.
Multiple reports have the Phillies trading away Jimmy Rollins to the Los Angeles Dodgers — a move
fans are calling “an end of an era.”
There’s a contemporary push to place starting pitchers in the same realm as everyday players, which is confusing as it is annoying.
The high-spending Cardinals, Giants and Phillies have won the last six National League pennants. The Cardinals or Giants will win it again in 2014.
The Cardinals eliminated the Dodgers to advance to the NLCS for the fourth straight year. They will face the Giants, who topped the Nationals.
Aside from a seemingly generous strike zone, Scott also appeared to clap when Yasiel Puig was struck out during the third inning.
All four League Division Series are well underway now in the 2014 MLB Playoffs, and as usual, there are plenty of surprises.
The National League Division Series feature some of the wealthiest teams in the league. Will the results justify the expense?
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