It began as a night for dreamers, with Vin Scully returning to Dodger Stadium to welcome fans to the most important game in many seasons.
“It’s time for Dodger baseball’’ he intoned from a suite.
It ended as a night for realists, because that time is running out.
Two days after appearing the verge of a return to the World Series, the Dodgers are now suddenly nine innings from winter.
Two days after completing consecutive shutouts of the mighty Chicago Cubs in the National League Championship Series, the Dodgers have now endured consecutive beat-downs and are back to where their recent playoff history began.
They have one gasp left in...