The Dodgers’ sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals not only sends LA to its second National League Championship Series in as many years, it exacts a small measure of revenge for the Isotopes. Almost exactly one month ago in the first round of the PCL playoffs, the ‘Topes were swept in three straight games to the Memphis Redbirds, Triple-A affiliate of the the Cards and now Albuquerque’s Major League affiliate has returned the favor in a dominating performance.
It’s also gratifying for Isotopes fans that two of the three wins were secured by pitchers who played in Albuquerque this season. Jeff Weaver won game one in a relief appearance and Vicente Padilla, who made one start for the ‘Topes before joining the Dodgers, helped Los Angeles clinch with seven shutout innings.
The Dodgers will now get some well-deserved time off before facing the Phillies or the Rockies in the NLCS.