Dodgers 6, Rockies 1: The 111-win Dodgers now wait for their NLDS opponent

The Dodgers snapped a three-game skid against the Rockies and achieved a series split in the six-game marathon to close out the season with a 6-1 victory.

They finish the regular season with a franchise-record 111 wins and made it a hell of a ride for fans.


Perhaps fittingly, it was Clayton Kershaw in the finale. He used the start to basically tune his curve, using it a lot more than normally over his five innings. Kershaw did give up a run on a solo shot, but was otherwise dominant and efficient.

5 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 9 K, 72 Pitches

Meanwhile, the Dodgers got their runs mostly on dingers. Freddie Freeman got the Dodgers on the board in the 3rd with his 21st of the year, a solo shot.

Then in the 5th, Trea Turner finally got on track a bit, a three-run shot, his 21st of the year.

The Dodgers continued adding later on in the 7th. Cody Bellinger finished hot with a solo shot of his own, his 19th homer to make it 5-1. Then later on Freddie came up with his third hit of the day to make it 6-1.

To close the year out for the pen was Yency Almonte, Chris Martin, Craig Kimbrel, and Caleb Ferguson all getting a scoreless frame each.


Of course, the most important thing today was Jaime Jarrin‘s final game.


Well that was fun and a lot less stressful than last year’s regular season. Hopefully it leads to a fresher team in the playoffs.

Now the mess will begin in the NLDS, which will start on October 11 in Los Angeles against either the Mets or Padres.

Who do you want the Dodgers to face? Discuss.

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