Dodgers end season with 4-2 loss to Atlanta Braves

Atlanta, GA - October 23: Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Chris Taylor, from left, waits on the mound with shortstop Corey Seager, catcher Will Smith and relief pitcher Kenley Jansen as Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman comes up to bat during the eig

It’s the end of the season for the Dodgers after losing 4-2 to the Atlanta Braves in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series.

The Dodgers were tired, the Dodgers were injured, the Dodgers were beaten by a hotter team, the Dodgers couldn’t get their pitching straight, the Dodgers didn’t have it. These are known as ‘’excuses,’’ none of which the Dodgers made in the wake of Saturday’s loss to the Braves.

It’s very difficult to repeat as champions in any sport, even if last year was an asterisk of 60 games because of the pandemic. The Dodgers got no breaks, made not much happen except for one swing by Belli, 3 by CT3 and a few by Pollock. 

As Houston Mitchell explained so well in Sunday's LA Times, there were many things to second guess, but second guessing only works if your first guess doesn’t work out.

Atlanta, GA - October 23: The Atlanta Braves celebrate after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 in game six in the 2021 National League Championship Series at Truist Park on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 in Atlanta, GA. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Ti

Having spent so much time with fans in LA, in San Francisco and Atlanta... I can tell you they love their Dodgers no matter what, through the highs and lows.

Little is publicly disclosed about how many key decisions the front office makes versus manager Dave Roberts, but the players love Dave, and most days so do the fans. The fans are thanking the Dodgers for a roller coaster ride of a season.

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