Austin Barnes shook his right fist toward the dugout. Kenley Jansen pointed his right hand to the sky.
The catcher and pitcher swaggered into each other’s arms and were soon joined by a stream of sprinting, leaping teammates trying to storm their way into history.
It was a scene not of surprise, but strength. It was a moment not of unbridled joy, but fulfilled expectation.
These Dodgers have been here before, but never like this.
The Dodgers have marched into the National League Championship Series twice before during their current five-year postseason streak, but never with such quiet intensity and blunt force.
What was completed at Chase Field here Monday...