Wiedmer: Rick Honeycutt has Dodgers pitchers ready to avenge Fall Classic heartbreak

Los Angeles Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt, right, talks to starter Ross Stripling during a road game against the Chicago Cubs on June 20. Honeycutt, a Chattanooga native, and the Dodgers are back in the World Series for the second straight year. Game 1 is Tuesday night in Boston.

Fifteen days ago, with the third game of the National League Division Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Atlanta Braves soon to begin at SunTrust Park, visiting pitching coach Rick Honeycutt discussed what he liked about this year's Dodgers.

"The playoffs are all about momentum," the Lakeview High School and University of Tennessee product said that Sunday evening, when his Dodgers were already up 2-0 in a best-of-five series they would win 3-1.

"We finished the regular season with momentum (winning 14 of their final 18 games). Everybody is throwing well in the postseason. That's what you always hope for this time of year."

Let the record show the Dodgers' momentum has now reached the World Series, which will begin Tuesday night in Boston's venerable Fenway Park against the Red Sox.