Saturday afternoon brought devastating news for Dodgers fans. One of the team’s most beloved players, an incredible talent and pivotal part of the team’s success, got left off the NLCS roster. A wave of panic and consternation and teeth-gnashing ensued, because as loaded as the Dodgers are, it’s incredibly hard to recover from a loss of this magnitude.
But enough about Pedro Baez.
OK fine, it was All-Star shortstop Corey Seager, not the most excruciating pitcher to watch on Planet Earth, whose scratch from the roster due to a back injury could play a significant role in this series. Subtract a Silver Slugger winner who’s also one of the league’s best gloves at a premium position like shortstop, and all you can is hope that it hurts a little less than expected. Along those lines, the Dodgers winning Game 1 certainly helped.
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