Chase Utley

Dodgers failing isn’t a surprise

Dodgers failing isn’t a surprise

The Dodgers were two wins – only two measly wins – from the World Series.

Except it really wasn’t that close.

What became clear over the six games of the National League Championship Series was how the Chicago Cubs were the clearly superior team.

The Cubs had more firepower in their lineup.

They had more quality arms in their rotation.

That was demonstrated in their victories in Games 4, 5 and 6, in which they outscored the Dodgers by a combined score of 23-6.

“The better team won the series,” Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts conceded.

The magic that carried the Dodgers to this point couldn’t overcome the talent...