In the last series of the season against a non division opponent, the Yankees faced the Dodgers in what was a crucial series. At least for the Yankees that is, the Dodgers are currently four games ahead in the NL West so they don't necessarily need to win as desperately as the Yanks. With that being said it's baseball, both teams want to win the game regardless of their situation. No desire was shown by the Yankees in the first game of this series, they came out flat, and were embarrassed because of it. A squad of Dodger fans showed up at the game and bought out a section of seats by the left field foul pole. They decided to raise their team flag in our home stadium and not one Yankee fan did a damn thing about it, I was disgusted to say the least. The Dodgers owned us that game and beat us 8-2, it was over before it started, and it is a game that I hope is soon deleted from my memory. Game two of the series was much kinder to the Yankees, as they won 3-0. CC Sabathia stepped up big time for the Yanks and went 6 1/3 innings strong as he struck out 7 batters. Of course you know if the Yankees win that most likely means Gary Sanchez had something to do with it, he hit his 14th homer of the season that game. The Yanks tied up the series which left us with an unfavorable rubber match against the best pitcher in the world. Kershaw lived to that title early as he was perfect through four innings, a few rain delays screwed up the rhythm of the game so it was surprising to everyone that Kershaw even came out to pitch after the second rain delay which was pretty lengthy. He got into trouble in the 5th and allowed runners to get to second and third with one out. He struck out the next two batters to get out of the inning and was visibly fired up. The game remained scoreless until the ninth, Betances who has struggled for us lately continued to do just that letting up two runs. That would be the difference in the game, a game that if we won would've put us just one game back of a playoff spot, too bad we couldn't capitalize, and now we're going to have to work that much harder to make the playoffs.