ARLINGTON, Texas – Get used to it. The Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves, who will play a winner-take-all Game 7 for the privilege of going to the World Series on Sunday, are bound to come here again. It may not be the next year, or the year after that, and the year after that, which simultaneously reflects baseball’s variance and the inherent excellence in both teams, enough to see three years down the road Have piled up and still have peacocks about them the possibility of success.
This is very evident in the National League Championship Series, which is not necessary for the history books. The Dodgers’ 3–1 win over the Brads at the Globe Life Field on Saturday was a tight game offering even the series. In each, however, what made these teams so good and why engagement was visible was to be expected, however difficult they might be, to be expected.
To remember that it is impossible to translate into Game 7 is impossible to guess. There are rare goodies to relish in Game 7s, and the fact that baseball is offering two of its two minutes in a span of two days makes even the most opener-intimidating, strike-loathing , Analytics-hatching Bazzak Giddi should also make.
It would determine a Tampa Bay Rays’ World Series opponent, who made a historic collapse in the American League Championship Series and won the Houston Astros in their Game 7 on Saturday night. Whichever team NL represents, it will be a matchup of master organization-building, premium player development – a showdown between teams operating in ways that draw envy around the game.
The Dodgers are here, and will remain in this stratum for myriad reasons. They draft and develop better players than any organization. They spend more money than anyone. They balance the ardent desire to chase the championship with the discipline necessary to build stability. The Dodgers have everyone’s worst nightmare: smart, talented, rich, patient, hungry.
Still, the playoffs – and these playoffs in particular, with no day off – have been assured to run in Game 7, with more demand from the Dodgers. His starting pitcher is… well, manager Dave Roberts said that he is not sure, which is probably not true, because by the end of Game 6 the Dodgers knew exactly what was at their disposal. They could go with Tony Gonsolin, who the miscreants knocked out in Game 2, or with Julio Uris, his Game 3 starter who could be a fireman in the late innings, or with the brighter Greatroll, at his 100 mph mark Sink-handlerballing right-hander who would be just as valuable in the late innings. Clayton Kershaw, his predecessor Ace, who will serve on a two-day rest? Probably not, but he would be in the bullpen, ready to go as he was during Game 6.
“We’re not done,” Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner said. “We still have a lot to gain. We’ve got a big [Sunday]. We are ready to come and fight for every pitch and find a way to win a ball game. “
The Braves are not as fat-headed as the Dodgers, and their growth pipeline isn’t bursting with too much talent, and yet it’s hard to scramble on their big league roster. It is Ronald Acuna Jr. and Ozzie Albies, signed for cheap, decodong contracts. This is the Christian Pach Roaming Center field with the speed, accuracy and agility of the drone. This is Mike Soroka, when he returns from his torn Achilles, and this is Max Fried, and this is Ian Anderson, who comes into these playoffs with six careers, yet did not give him a run and the ball for game 7. Will take .
“I have 100% confidence in Ian Anderson,” Fried said. “He is ready and as smart as he comes. You wouldn’t know that this was his deceitful year in the way he handles himself, his poems, and how he conducts his business.”
Anderson’s last win-or-home game, he said, was in high school, which was not particularly special for the 22-year-old. He introduces peace and poise, and his Game 2 outing was uncharacteristically short and wild, which made him so impressive four century innings.
Game 7s features Quick Hook de Riguer, as Tampa Bay’s Kevin Cash and Houston’s Dusty Baker have performed at the ALCS, so Anderson and TBD are stamping their names in the history books because the NLCS heroes are not in the cards Can. If modern baseball takes on dogma, and it probably will, the game will be determined by a mutual group of three: offenses, goons, and managers.
Roberts and his counterpart, Brian Snitker, are not considered the same type of chess players in Dumpout as Kevin Cash of Tampa Bay. It is not difficult to look at Game 7 on Sunday through that lens, comparing every team with Tampa Bay – who decides, how it matches, what a showdown can look like.
Rays are Aldi for Dodgers Whole Foods. Remove Los Angeles ‘ability to pay large sums of money and the organizations are very similar, which is no surprise, seeing as the man running the Dodgers’ baseball operations, Andrew Freedman, previously in charge at Tampa Bay. The Rays also share the ideal with the Braves, who are seen as an old-school franchise, but in Game 7 of the NLCS it has been overshadowed by just two starting pitchers, who would have been the Rays for a time is.
Tampa Bay can give itself 24 hours to party, before it tries to figure out how crime based on its home run will make Globe Life like a never-ending warehouse. The Rays have played an unimaginable 72% of their runs on home runs this postseason, and if the wind between them is low and keeps going in between, the Rays have one of the two most dangerous lineups in baseball The other would need an entirely new offensive strategy on the fly to find out against or completely.
Then, accommodate great teams. The Braves scored early in the series when no one gave them a chance against Los Angeles. This is what the Dodgers did when Atlantis went 3–1. And this World Series winner, whether it be the Rays or the Dodgers or the Braves, will do it next week.
For now, they are just happy that they are here. Because when some zabroni says “get used to this,” a skeptic might say: cub. And it’s true: Starting in 2016, the Cubs were believed to be the beginning of a half-decade-long window of domination. It never materialized. And in NL, San Diego Padres will certainly have something to say about an annual Dodgers-Braves showdown. As will the New York Mets, owned by Steve Cohen, who can Xerox the modus operandi of the Dodgers and give it some East Coast flavor.
Until then, we have this game 7. Whatever the game, whenever, Game 7 means something else, even though the sneaker said that it was going to treat it like any other game. It will not, because it is not. It is, Roberts rightly said, “what you live for.” And for many fantastic matchups to come, these teams are set to be relevant for many years, right now they are staying for everyone to make sure they have tomorrow.