Padres: The National League Division Series is shaping into a thrilling battle

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Hold on to your seats as the Padres find themselves center stage in a real David versus Goliath matchup.

The San Diego Padres have been one of the most fun teams of a wondrously strange 2020 baseball season. Heading into the year, many projected the Friars as one of the “dark-horse” clubs to reach the promised land that is the postseason. In what began as a pipe dream is now reality, more than anyone could have imagined.

After a hard-fought NL Wild Card series versus the St.Louis Cardinals in which the Padres were without their top two starting pitchers, the team utilized its arsenal in its entirety to move into the Division Series. They will face the NL West division winner and powerhouse Los Angeles Dodgers.

If you blink, you might miss something. In all honesty, it could not have worked out better for baseball, especially this season, with a Padres/Dodgers postseason matchup. Each team has so much young talent. In a year where it has become the norm to ‘expect the unexpected,’ the Padres have the chance to shock the baseball world and play spoiler to the Dodgers, as the Dodgers look to banish their postseason demons once and for all.