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Breaking down Game 5
--The setup man showed up in the third inning. The closer came in during the seventh inning. The ace came in during the ninth inning. The 19-year-old-kid that they babied all year got the win. The ace, who many said always chokes in the postseason, closed it out on one day of rest.
--You think Kershaw is a little fresher in the playoffs because he missed two months during the season?
--I don't want to get any more emails from people who say that
--Wait, does this mean we have to listen to more from Harold Reynolds?
--Will the Cubs be heavily favored over the Dodgers? Sure. Should they be? Yes. But the Mets were heavy favorites over the Dodgers in 1988.
--I think a lot of
--Be prepared for a lot of "The Cubs are the team of destiny" talk which will be perpetutated on TV broadcasts. Just ignore it. The Cubs haven't won since 1908, so they can wait a year. Really, what's one more year?
--The last time Kershaw saved a game was in the minors in 2006. His catcher then? Kenley Jansen.
--Almost forgotten in all the excitement: the key hit by
--It was nice to see another team pull a bonehead move like the Nationals did when they tried to have
--This was truly a team effort, and that is what is so great about it.
--You have to applaud the Nationals. They have a very good team, which is why defeating them feels so good.Thursday night was the most satisfying Dodgers victory in a long time.
--Twitter follower Jonathan Kent nailed the prediction, saying the Dodgers would win, 4-3. If you aren't following me on Twitter (@latimeshouston), you are missing out on some fun.
--Take today and enjoy the win. Game 1 of the NLCS is tomorrow.
The NLCS schedule
Game 1: Saturday, Dodgers (Kenta Maeda) at Cubs (Jon Lester), 5 p.m. PT. TV: FS1
Game 2: Sunday, Dodgers at Cubs, 5 p.m. PT. TV: FS1
Game 3: Tuesday, Cubs at Dodgers, 5 p.m. PT. TV: FS1
Game 4: Wednesday, Cubs at Dodgers, 5 p.m. PT. TV: FSI
Game 5: Thursday, Cubs at Dodgers, 5 p.m. PT. TV: FS1
Game 6: Sat., Oct. 22, Dodgers at Cubs, TBA. TV: Fox or FS1
Game 7: Sun., Oct. 23, Dodgers at Cubs, TBA. TV: Fox or FS1
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