It was only the fifth time that two teams with 100 or more regular season wins played in a winner-take-all postseason game, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. And the team with fewer regular season victories was the winner in three of the previous four games. Now, make that four of five.
“They would not lose at the end,” Scherzer said of the Giants. “We played unbelievable baseball down the end and felt we were going to win the division and they would not lose. That just shows you how great of a team they were. That’s a 107-win team? That’s nuts.”
While the Giants will go home for the winter, the Dodgers will move on. And despite starting Game 3 of this series, and closing Game 5, Scherzer remains on track to start Game 1 of the N.L.C.S. on Saturday, according to Roberts.
“It’s like being a little kid again,” Scherzer said, grinning, of October. “You just pitch whenever you get told. Every single day you have a chance to help the team and you just go out and pitch. It’s a lot like being a 12-year-old again.”
Source : https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/15/sports/baseball/dodgers-giants-nlds.html208