The Dodgers are not the NL Champions YET !
Any manager in the galaxy would have its ace pitch tonight, and THEN we would be the champions. Especially on a 6 day rest, with one more start only in the regular season, if he's not ready for October, it means he has an injury fans are not aware of.
In the meantime, Dodgers lost something like 8 out of 11. Bullpen is overused (see Belisario, it's pathetic, he's dead tired. Does Mattingly want him to break Mike Marshall record ?)
"Don't sell the bear skin before it's killed do we say in French". I think you say "don't sell your chicken before they are hatched" something like that.
With an early celebration, the manager can rest his regulars, give their chance to rookies,make his final decision before his final cuts for the 25 men roster.
But no. We'll loose again tonight, and then have to wait for the D'Backs to loose 2 more games to celebrate. Fed up, piss.d off I think you say !