By Earl Heath, Contributing Sports Writer
2020 will be a year that we all will remember for a long time with COVID 19 and social justice up-risings. Teams have already postponed games in protest around the country.
This will be known as The COVID Championships as MLB teams are gathered in Arlington, Texas for the play-off run to the World Series.
After finishing with the best record in baseball (43-17) and winning the last 8 of 10 regular season games they are 10 wins (at press time) away from the team’s first World Series title since 1988. The team has reached the Fall Classic in 2017 and fell to Houston 4 games to 3 and 2018 they fell to the Red Sox 4-1.
They began the current play-off run with an opening round sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers in the Wild Card series.
Next up is the National League Divisional series against the Padres.
The Men in Blue had it tough early while going hitless for the first 5 innings against six Padre pitchers.
“We didn’t get a lot of hits early but we had great at-bats and we made those guys work,” said Justin Turner who had two walks. “Our offense is at its very best when we are walking as many times as were getting hits.”
In the sixth with one out Chris Taylor walked. Mookie Betts followed with a double for the first hit.
Corey Seager followed with a sac fly making it 2-1. Turner singled to score Betts.
Muncy followed with a double to make it. Will Smith hit an infield single. Then a wild pitch made it 5-1.
The Dodgers have a 1-0 series lead (at press time).
The Dodgers are trying to bring a title to Los Angeles just like the Lakers if that happens with in ta few days 2020 will be even some greater to remember.