Dodgers avoid World Series heartbreak by crashing in NLDS, receive wave of online jokes

null null null Baseball As far as "Dodgers falling short in the postseason" narratives go, their NLDS Game 5 loss to the Nationals on Wednesday could not have checked many more boxes.Often-criticized Clayton Kershaw was on the mound when Los Angeles' two-run lead disappeared. He has been an all-time great regular-season pitcher but has regularly struggled in the playoffs, a trend that continued with him allowing back-to-back home runs to Anthony Rendon and Juan Soto to tie the game in the eighth inning. Often-maligned manager Dave Roberts then curiously kept reliever Joe Kelly in the game with the bases loaded in the 10th inning. Kelly surrendered a go-ahead grand slam to Howie Kendrick that effectively ended the Dodgers' season.MORE: Cards manager's postgame speech full of expletives Non-LA fans around the world got a kick out of the Dodgers losing in the NLDS following consecutive World Series disappointments, particularly because of the manner in which it happened.Here are a handful of the jokes made:Had to do it— Josh (@GoldAndOrSmith) October 10, 2019Rough night in LA.— Sporting News ([......]

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