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Questions for the Dodgers as they leave postseason behind

Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager reacts after striking out in the seventh inning of Game 5.

Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager reacts after striking out in the seventh inning of Game 5.

(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

Has it sunk in yet? Three days to exhale and lift your chinny-chin-chin off the ground and realize that, once again, the Boys in Blue made it to the postseason only to come up short?

That they started two of the best pitchers in baseball four times in a five-game series and still lost?

That Carl Crawford really did go one for 12 and fellow outfielders Joc Pederson, Yasiel Puig and Justin Ruggiano combined to go hitless in 14 at-bats?

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That phenom Corey Seager, almost impossibly poised and productive the last month of the season, could not duplicate that production in the division series?

That you can lead the league in home runs in the regular season but you’d best be productive at manufacturing runs in the postseason?

That Yasmani Grandal’s shoulder really was as bad as everyone thought but the Dodgers’ front office couldn’t seem to understand it was?

That Brett Anderson, solid all season, and Alex Wood, a midseason acquisition, really aren’t the guys you want to give the ball to in a playoff game?

That Pedro Baez may throw lightning, but it’s very hittable lightning?

That if you’re going to insist on heavy defensive shifts, you’d best practice every scenario first?

That Pederson (hitless in four at-bats but with four walks) may prove their most puzzling off-season piece?

That as intrigued and excited as you may be over the promise of Enrique Hernandez, you still realize he has to prove he can hit right-handers (.234 regular season)?

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That for most of Southern California it was at least nice to be able to watch the Dodgers on TV again, but that impasse remains for a third consecutive year?

That Thursday really was the last game for famed Dodger Stadium organist Nancy Bea Hefley?

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