Wednesday, October 21, 2009

And just like that, the season ends

The Phillies defeated the Dodgers in Game 5 of the NLCS, 10-4.

The Dodgers' pitching didn't show up but for one game the entire series (Game 2). And it was painfully evident that after Jimmy Rollins came through for the Phillies on Monday night, the series was all but over.

The Dodgers weren't going to be able to out-hit the Phillies, especially since they had a red-hot Ryan Howard. The lack of quality pitching was the Dodgers' undoing.

It was a quality season overall for the Dodgers, finishing with 95 wins and another NL West title. However, they have yet to win more than one game in a postseason series against Philadelphia.

Now it's on to the off-season -- an off-season filled with many questions.

The only sure thing is, the Dodgers will be bringing Ned Colletti back as GM, as he signed a contract extension on Tuesday.

One other sure thing is the pending divorce of Frank and Jamie McCourt will play a roll in what the Dodgers do -- or don't do -- this off-season.

My next post will be an off-season preview.

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