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Dodgers are embracing the Win or Go Home process.
By Khari Jones, Contributing Writer
Published October 9, 2019

Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Pedro Baez (52) looks away after giving up a three run homer to Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman (11) during the fifth inning in Game 4 of a baseball National League Division Series on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Washington Nationals defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in a tough battle in game 4 of National League Divisional Series 6-1. The Dodgers have been in this position before. During the post game interviews they looked cool, calm and collected. They weren’t phased at all. This is just another game for them to overcome adversity.

Dodgers have the advantage bring at home where they play their best. Cody Bellinger says “better to be at home than on the road for game 5.” It seems as if the Dodgers play their best when the odds are against them. Game 5 should be exciting to watch for fans and players. Players are embracing moments like this because everyone doesn’t have the luxury of playing in a crucial game in their career. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for everyone playing.

Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler and their manager Dave Roberts reminds us not to take the game so seriously and embrace the moment. This is another marvelous time in history for fans around the world to enjoy a competitive playoff series that’s now down to the wire.


Roberts says, “I like the recent familiarity. There is going to be 45,000 fans there. It’s win or go home. As a fan, as a player. You live for moments like this.” Even though they lost game 4 Roberts think embracing the process is critical and thinking positive about every situation results for the best possible out in the future.

Roberts also says  “The results weren’t what we hoped for but as far as the process. I love it.”  Bueler stated, “It’s not a lot to it. We just need to go home and win”

He went on to say, “The things that’s kind of lost in playoff baseball is that it’s really fun. The pressure and things like that, if you spin it the way. It’s more than fun.”

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