File photo of Matt Kemp from his blog
A sad day-after for Dodger fans. Last night the guys in Dodger blue were soundly beaten by the Phillies 10-to-4, allowing Philadelphia to win the National League Championship Series. Second year in a row that the Phillies have dusted the Dodgers in the NLCS and moved onto the World Series.
A lot of analyzing and “what ifing” going on today and that will probably be the case for the days, weeks, and perhaps months to come. I have to say I like the insider’s view posted by Dodger Matt Kemp on his blog early this morning: “We just need everyone back, plus anyone who can help us win. We have a good team to win, we just didn’t get it done. We’re definitely closer to Philly this year. We beat them in the season series. They definitely outplayed us in this series. Those boys can hit over there, man.
This year we were definitely ready to do something big, I think. They just outplayed us. Did everything better than us. All it comes down to. Our team was better prepared this year, we knew what we needed to do, we just didn’t do it. We got to play good when it comes down to it. The last two years they outplayed us.”
You know, I think I can hear the faint whisper and wish of the loyal Dodger fans, “wait ’til next year.”