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Dave Roberts Was Wrong, And It Cost The Dodgers Game 1

It’s easy to blame the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Game 1 loss in the NLCS on Joe Blanton. With the game tied and the bases loaded in the eighth inning, Blanton gave Chicago Cubs pinch-hitter Miguel Montero the gift of a hanging slider on an 0-2 count, and the result was a grand slam. To make sure any hopes the Dodgers had of a comeback were really and truly dead, Blanton then served the same easy pitch to the next hitter, Dexter Fowler, giving up another blast and allowing the Cubs to take an 8-3 lead.
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