MLB The 8 REAL Reasons The Dodgers Lost The NLDS  

Danielle Dauenhauer
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Today was a heart breaker for the True Blue, this fan included. In the wake of our postseason dreams ending at the hands of the Cardinals (again), it seemed necessary to throw some blame around. To that end, here is a list of reasons the LA Dodgers lost the NLCS to the stupid, smelly, not even the good cardinal (that belongs to USC, TYVM) St. Louis Cardinals. I'm so mad I'm not even going to dispense the "Well, they live in the middle of the stupid country and we have good weather, beaches, and movie stars" talk. No. Screw the Cardinals. Screw them and their stupid faces and lack of good beards. Go Royals.
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Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 8 REAL Reasons The Dodgers Lost The NLDS
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There are so many things you can toss in this guy's lap. Everything from leaving Kershaw in for the majority of the shiteous 7th in Game 1 to his hesitance/fear to call anyone in from the bullpen. Hell, you can even throw the decision to pitch Kershaw on short rest at him (history repeats itself, Donny!).

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Puig's "Stomach Ailment"

Puig's "Stomach Ailmen... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 8 REAL Reasons The Dodgers Lost The NLDS
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Do we call this like it is and say that one triple did not a seven-strikeout-streak redeem? Puig may not have been his offensively producing self in the first three games of the series, but what did it say to the rest of the team that he was riding pine in an elimination game? And if he was indeed "sick," was it perhaps his own fault??
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Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 8 REAL Reasons The Dodgers Lost The NLDS
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I add this to the list because I would be remiss not to. I said to a guy in the office today, "There's no way MVP Kershaw comes back and loses two games to the Cardinals... three if you count last season. He's too badass for that." He was not too badass for that, and I feel genuinely bad for him as a result.

To quote a buddy of mine, "I feel so bad for Kershaw. Best pitcher on the planet during the regular season. One of the worst in the postseason. It took him six months to lose four games and only two weeks to lose two."

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Beermug is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 8 REAL Reasons The Dodgers Lost The NLDS
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If you live in the LA area (where, shockingly enough, many Dodgers fans reside), you know JUST HOW DESERVING this tweet is of the #firebeermug hashtag. Sent seconds before Kershaw gave up the 3-run homer that would seal the Dodgers' fate, we ALL could have guessed what would happen next. You did this, Mugs. You did this...
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