The Los Angeles Dodgers fought tooth and nail to win a second consecutive National League Pennant. Here is our season in review.
With the Los Angeles Dodgers season bitterly ending in another World Series loss, this time at the hands of the Boston Red Sox.
It is a good time to look back on the season as a whole. The Dodgers topsy-turvy season started with the ignominious 16-26 start, the worst in franchise history. The Dodgers threw a no-hitter while paying the Padres in Mexico. The offense went from paltry to setting a new franchise home run record.
The team needs all of their 92 wins to clinch another NL West title, going to game 163 for the first time since 1980. All this lead to the first back to back NL pennants since 1977-1978. All in all a historic year for the Dodgers.
Team MVP: Max Muncy
Muncy like Chris Taylor and Cody Bellinger last year, came out of nowhere and proved capable of carrying the Dodgers during the season. Muncy who spent 2017 in the minor leagues was called up in April due to injuries and made the most of his opportunity.
Muncy set a record by hitting 20 home runs in his 183rd at-bat. He would the team with 35 home runs and come in second with 79 RBI’s. Muncy also showed a knack for getting on base leading the team in walks and having a .391 on-base percentage.
Muncy was versatile on the field as well playing first, second and third base while playing some outfield. Muncy’s most memorable moment came in the World Series when he ended Game 3 in the bottom of the 18th inning to end the longest World Series game in history.