Turn out the lights, the party's over.
Well, the rotation will surely include Clayton Kershaw and Chad Billingsley, though Billingsley needs to man-up. Randy Wolf, who led the team in victories, is a 33-year-old free agent. Hiroki Kuroda will turn 35 in the off-season and may not be recovered from the neck problem that kept him out of the Cardinals' series. And what of late season pickups Padilla and Jon Garland? Padilla was great until Wednesday night, but he's been an average pitcher for most of his career. Did his performance with the Dodgers signal a turnaround, or was he simply pitching for a contract? Garland also was late-season insurance and he was not spectacular.