Dodgers fall short of expectations, lose to Nationals in heartbreaking defeat

Zach Singer, Sports Writer

With expectations high and World Series hopes soaring through the roof, the Los Angeles Dodgers expected victory as they stormed into their opening series with the Nationals on October 9th. However, this was proven to not be the case, as Howie Kendricks sent the dagger through the city of LA with a game-winning grand slam. 

Led by the “Big 3” trio of Cody Bellinger, Max Muncy and Clayton Kershaw, the Dodgers went on to win the National League with a 106-56 campaign. 

As they improved 2018’s win total by 14 victories and hoped to build off last year’s World Series loss, it was simply disappointing to see the Dodgers get bounced out so quickly. The most intriguing part of the whole narrative is that just two months ago the Nationals had just a meer 21% chance to make it to the postseason. 

Tied 3-3 and heading into extra innings, Washington second baseman and former Dodger Howie Kendricks hit a game-defying grand slam that would put the nail in the coffin for the Dodgers’ World Series hopes. Dodger fans are left with no words, but it seems to be a common theme for this organization at this point in time. As for the future of the Dodgers, it remains to be an unknown whether Dave Roberts will remain as General Manager. 

The Dodgers will hope to rebound from this year’s shocking loss and look to finally bring home a World Series win to the City of Angels in 2020.