The Los Angeles Dodgers once again failed to reach their main goal.
They had a great regular season including another NL West championship.
But, in the NLDS, they got swept by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Their inability to win in the playoffs over the last few years has been astounding.
This season they had two MVP candidates in Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman.
Neither of them showed up in the playoffs.
They combined to go 1-21 in the three games.
Also, starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw had one of the worst starts of his career in Game 1 of the NLDS.
He gave up six hits and six earned runs while only recording one out.
What makes it worse is that it could be the last start for Kershaw in a Dodger uniform.
He is headed to free agency and no one knows what he will do.
According to Fabian Ardaya, Dodgers GM Andrew Friedman said the Dodgers will “absolutely” do what is necessary to bring Kershaw back.
Andrew Friedman said the Dodgers will "absolutely" do what's needed for Clayton Kershaw to come back if he chooses to.
"I think he and Ellen are going to take some time right now and assess. The ball's squarely in their court."
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) October 17, 2023
But the decision will be left up to Kershaw and if he wants to continue to play or not.
Even though his playoff start was abysmal, Kershaw had a strong regular season.
He went 13-5 with a 2.46 ERA, he threw 131.2 innings, and struck out 137 batters.
Kershaw was even named to his 10th All-Star team.
Even though he no longer throws as hard as he once did, the lefty can still get hitters out.
He will be 36 years old at the start of next season, so it will be interesting to see if he wants to be in a Dodgers uniform.NEXT: Dodgers Continue To Make Sad October History