The Los Angeles Dodgers failed to reach expectations for the second straight season.
This is a team with one of the best rosters in baseball.
They have two MVP candidates batting first and second in their order with Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman.
Not to mention they might have a second deepest lineup in baseball after the Atlanta Braves.
Their NLDS matchup was with a division foe, the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Arizona proceeded to sweep the Dodgers in a dominant three-game showing.
LA completely flopped in two key spots.
They got terrible starting pitching and could not score runs.
As noted by Codify, the Dodgers scored precisely two runs in all three games.
After averaging 5.6 runs per game during the season, that is a significant drop-off.
The Dodgers scored 2 runs in Game 1.
The Dodgers scored 2 runs in Game 2.
The Dodgers scored 2 runs in Game 3.
They averaged 5.6 per game this season.
— Codify (@CodifyBaseball) October 12, 2023
Look no further than Betts and Freeman for a reason why the Dodgers struggled to score.
Those two went 1-21 in the series and the only hit was an infield single by Freeman.
It was shocking to watch two of the best players in the game fail to have an impact.
Last year, the Dodgers lost 3-1 in the NLDS, only to get swept this year.
Someone within the organization must find out why they struggle so much come playoff time.
This team is consistently one of the best over a 162-game season.
But, they cannot do anything over a three-game series in the playoffs.
Their lack of starting pitching forced the Dodgers to be playing from behind in every game.
Shockingly enough, they did not hold the lead for one inning against the Diamondbacks.
Now the front office must head back to the drawing board as they hope to rid their postseason demons next year.NEXT: Dave Roberts Had Honest Admission After NLDS Sweep