After losing two in St. Louis with both staff aces taking the mound, the Dodgers have dug themselves into what some might believe is an insurmountable hole. In a 24 hour period the they went from a highest of highs to perhaps their low morale point on the season. Not only is the offense AWOL, but now their most potent offensive threat isn’t in the lineup and their amazing rookie sensation went 0-10 with six strikeouts, many in crucial at bats that could have turned two defeats into two victories.
So let’s look at the positive:
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So in this miracle comeback season the Dodgers will once again have to pull out another rabbit out of the hat. Just as everything looks to be down and their backs are completely against the wall, it's gut-check time again. Can Puig return to form? Will Hanley recover enough to return to the lineup? Will Ethier's ankle injury be too much to overcome? Can Ryu and Nolasco find their old magic and come through in the pressure of a world-wide stage and pennant determining championship series? There are a lot of questions that need to be answered.