When the Dodgers took two out of four games from the St. Louis Cardinals on Sept. 14-16, Scott Akasaki’s life got a lot easier.
For the Dodgers’ director of team travel, it meant one less potential all-nighter during the last week of the regular season.
“Yesterday brought clarity,” Akasaki said Tuesday afternoon, a day after the Milwaukee Brewers were eliminated from wild-card contention. “You eliminate one of the options. Having done this before, I knew if it came down to it, I could stay up one night and just bang out everything.”
If the Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals, tonight’s the night.