Like taut, nervous little games? Like it when the game’s outcome seems at stake in most every inning?
Have the Dodgers got a team for you.
Half of the Dodgers’ first 18 games have been decided by a single run. And I don’t think this is going to prove some aberration as the season progresses.
If the Dodgers are going to actually contend, they’re going to have play a lot – and win a lot – of very close games. That’s just the way they’re built. They are not going to be confused with the Texas Rangers. They’re not going to pound teams into submission.
They’re going to have to get solid pitching, play good defense and muster up enough offense. Pitching is going to have to keep them in games, while the offense tries to piece enough runs together around its lonely one-two punch of Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier.