The LA Dodgers Are Once Again Heading To The World Series
Life in 2020 has been a soul-crushing mix of chaotic, mundane, aggravating, and depressing news. But there's one beacon of the Los Angeles we used to know and love: the Dodgers are once again headed to the World Series.
Down three games to one against the Atlanta Braves in a best-of-seven National League Championship Series, the Dodgers clawed back to win three straight and take the pennant — and a trip to the Fall Classic, where they'll face the Tampa Bay Rays.
It'll be the Dodgers' third World Series appearance in four years, and long-suffering fans are praying to the baseball gods that this — after 32 agonizing seasons — is finally the year they bring the trophy home to L.A.
Sunday night's Game 7 was a nailbiter. The Braves struck first with a pair of runs in the first and second innings. The Dodgers answered with a pair of their own in the third, then Atlanta drove in another in the fourth to pull ahead 3-2.
Then came the sixth inning and pinch hitter Kiké Hernández, who continued his postseason heroics with a shot to left-center field to tie the game.
The Dodgers' defense shined too, especially this home-run-robbing catch by Mookie Betts.
An inning later, Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger steppped up to the plate and absolutely crushed one to right field, giving the Dodgers a 4-3 lead.
That would be all they needed as the Dodgers bullpen shut the Braves down over the final five innings, including the last three pitched by Julio Urías.
Game 1 of the 2020 World Series will be played Tuesday, Oct. 20 in Arlington, Texas.