Andrew Friedman

Max Scherzer represents a tremendous lost opportunity for Dodgers

Max Scherzer represents a tremendous lost opportunity for Dodgers

It felt like October, sweaters, blankets, fans huddled and howling.

It looked like October, Dodgers and Washington Nationals, Clayton Kershaw, Max Scherzer, playoff shadows, Cy Young shine.

Then the October game started, and the Dodgers fell flat back into April.

Clayton Kershaw scuffling, bats flailing, defense beaten by a bunt.

An early rally was ended by two strikeouts against the great Scherzer. A late rally was ended by two strikeouts against the league’s worst bullpen. The clincher was a bases-loaded walk by Pedro Baez.

Dodger Stadium filled with boos. The Dodgers’ dugout eventually emptied with a hush. The only fireworks occurred later, with fans on...

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