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Dodgers won't play for home field

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07:11 AM ET 09.10 | One might think that after dropping four straight on the road before returning to a Monday win in Los Angeles that there's no place like home for the club. Although Manager Don Mattingly said Monday that he would like for the Dodgers to have home-field advantage in the playoffs, he made clear it wasn't at the top of his list of priorities. The Dodgers will have home-field advantage through the National League playoffs if they finish with the league's best record. They went into their series opener Monday against the Arizona Diamondbacks with an 83-59 record, which was second-best in the league to the Atlanta Braves' 86-57. "What's the risk-reward of that?" Mattingly said. "A guy's leg's been sore and his hammy is a little tight, do you keep playing him or give him the breather and try to get him healthy?"

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Yasiel Puig, Icon Sports Yasiel Puig, Icon Sports
September 10, 2013  07:36 AM ET

Definitely a pragmatic approach. One I personally agree with.

September 10, 2013  08:59 AM ET

When you get to the playoffs home field advantage and best record can be thrown out the window just ask the last two champions Giants and Cards.

September 10, 2013  09:13 AM ET

Everybody plays for homefield advantage, they are trying to win every game and not losing any on purpose so they don't get Homefield.

September 10, 2013  10:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Definitely a pragmatic approach. One I personally agree with.

<nods head in agreement>

September 10, 2013  11:51 AM ET

Except the Braves....they can barely maintain a .500 average on the road....they are killer with home cooking.................

September 10, 2013  01:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Definitely a pragmatic approach. One I personally agree with.

Pragmatic and sensible.

September 10, 2013  01:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Pragmatic and sensible.

Don't be using that kind of language around here!

You know neither of those things apply on FN.

September 10, 2013  02:29 PM ET

Dodgers lose at home or lose on the road. Either way I'm happy.

September 10, 2013  04:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Don't be using that kind of language around here!You know neither of those things apply on FN.

Hmmm. How about enigmatic and reprehensible?

September 10, 2013  04:51 PM ET

I think the Dodgers have the best road record in the MLB.

September 10, 2013  06:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Hmmm. How about enigmatic and reprehensible?

That fits much better.

 
September 10, 2013  09:49 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I think the Dodgers have the best road record in the MLB.

I think you're right!!!

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