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NLDS Game 5 ELIMINATION THREAD: Dodgers vs Nationals

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We're out of time, ladies and gentlemen. Somebody has to win.

While the Los Angeles Dodgers are a bit of a juggernaut, with a legendarily brilliant front office and the deepest pockets of any Major League team. They employ the ridiculous Corey Seager, who will be the runaway National League Rookie of the Year, and, you know, also employ the best pitcher in the world, Clayton Kershaw.

And yet--since they last won the World Series in 1988, they have made the playoffs ten times and have won...ten playoff games. They've advanced to the National League Championship Series three times, sure, but their record in NLCS games is 4-12. And though they have made the playoffs four straight seasons, they are in danger of losing the National League Divisional Series three straight times. Last year, it was the Mets. In 2014, the Cardinals. This year, it's the Washington Nationals.

Tonight, the Dodgers look to end their run of playoff mediocrity by throwing Rich Hill to the mound to face mutant Max Scherzer, in Washington. The lineups:

I'll be rooting for the Dodgers, but the Cubs of Destiny loom in the next round, so whoever wins is probably just delaying the inevitable.