The Arizona Diamondbacks are making a strong postseason statement, defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 for the second consecutive game.
They now lead the NL Division Series 2-0 and are on the verge of reaching the National League Championship Series for the third time in franchise history. The D-backs have surprised many with their remarkable playoff run, starting with a sweep of the Brewers in the wild-card series. They have silenced the Dodgers and their starting rotation, forcing the Dodgers to rely heavily on their bullpen. The Diamondbacks embrace their underdog status and are determined to prove their worth in the postseason. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts acknowledges the challenge of relying solely on the bullpen for outs and hints at a tough offseason ahead if things don’t improve.