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Dodgers killers: Watch out for these nemeses during the playoffs

Dodgers killers: Watch out for these nemeses during the playoffs

The postseason happens. A team can have all the scouting reports, all the statistics and all the matchups on its side, and then Matt Adams or Matt Carpenter hits a home run against Clayton Kershaw.

The last time the Dodgers advanced to the World Series, in 1988, they fielded a lineup broadcaster Bob Costas described as “one of the weakest ever to take the field for a World Series.” Then Mickey Hatcher hit .368, Orel Hershiser had more hits than Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire combined and the Dodgers won.

So, with the warning that you never really know, a look at the players most likely to present themselves as a thorn in the Dodgers’ side during the National League...

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