“It’s a bit of a longshot,” said Hernandez explaining how the Dodgers’ fate is no longer in their own hands.
For the Dodgers to make the playoffs they have to win both of their remaining two games against the San Francisco Giants, who they face at home Tuesday at 7 p.m. and Wednesday at 4:15 p.m. Pacific time.
Additionally, the St. Louis Cardinals must lose their last two games of the regular season against the Cincinnati Reds for the Dodgers to force a one-game playoff Thursday against the Cardinals for the second of two National League wild-card spots.
Dilbeck noted that had the Dodgers hit to expectations they would have been in first place or at least in control of the wild-card race.
“The cold, hard fact is they did not hit,” Dilbeck said.