The Dodgers Win, But Lose the Division and Muncy

Sunday, 10/03/21
Copyrighted by Sarah Morris, 2021

Since the San Francisco Giants won, for the first time since 2012, the Los Angeles Dodgers did not earn the National League Western Division title. The Dodgers completed a perfect homestand with a !0-to-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.

The Dodgers have won a franchise-tying best 106 wins even though they have had many injuries. Trea Turner, who hit a grand slam Sunday, became the first Dodger to win the National League batting championship since Tommy Davis in 1963, and he led the National League in stolen bases.

The Dodgers have three starters vying for National League Cy Young Award. Julio Urías leads Major League Baseball with twenty victories. Walker Buehler has the most quality starts in baseball. Max Scherzer has the second lowest ERA in the National League and was dominant in most of his starts, particularly as a Dodger.

Entering the playoffs, the Dodgers are weakened because of injuries. Friday, Clayton Kershaw had to leave the game with forearm/elbow discomfort. He will miss at least both wild card game against the Saint Louis Cardinals and the NLDS. Sunday Max Muncy in a collision at first base injured his elbow. The Dodgers are waiting for results of tests.

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