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Go Dodgers! KPCC’s resident baseball experts preview the postseason




Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is congratulated by Curtis Granderson #6 after hitting a 2 RBI home run in the fifth inning against the Coloarado Rockies at Coors Field on September 30, 2017 in Denver, Colorado.
Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is congratulated by Curtis Granderson #6 after hitting a 2 RBI home run in the fifth inning against the Coloarado Rockies at Coors Field on September 30, 2017 in Denver, Colorado.
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Tomorrow night marks the start of the National League division series, and LA’s Dodgers are beginning to feel the squeeze.

After a record-breaking 104 game wins, this season is considered the team’s best chance in 29 years for advancement to the World Series. They house some of 2017’s brightest baseball stars (Clayton Kershaw, Corey Seager and Justin Turner to name a few), have a home-field advantage and the most playoff experience out of any team in the running.

But let’s not write-off the Diamondbacks just yet.

Although Arizona is going into Game 1 without the help of starters Zack Greinke and Robbie Ray, the team’s swift defeat of the Dodgers during regular season has their players remaining confident. Still riding the high of a wild card victory, the Diamondbacks seem poised and ready for a playoff upset.  

Needless to say, there’s plenty to talk about and much to worry about. Will the Dodgers perform? Or are we going to see another – knock on wood – September slump? How good are Arizona’s chances to win Game 1?

Call and share your thoughts at 866-893-5722.

Guests:

A Martinez, host of KPCC’s Take Two; he tweets @amartinezla

Nick Roman, host of KPCC All Things Considered; he tweets @Romanontheradio