Thursday, January 03, 2013

Take a Look Back at 2012's Walk-Off Dodger Victories

(pic via Jon SooHoo/ LA Dodgers 2012)

Other than the fact that the Dodgers didn't make the playoffs, they had an otherwise remarkable season in 2012.  They finally kicked to the curb an owner the city grew to loath, we made inroads towards revitalizing a sinking farm system, and made some giant trades and free agency pick-ups that keep fans hopeful of a better tomorrow.  To add to the good feelings felt in Los Angeles, they even rewarded faithful fans with numerous walk-off victories that kept us riveted. 

From my count, the Dodgers recorded 10 walk-off hits and 2 walk-off walks in 2012.  BTW, that tally is far from a record- the Yankees had 17 walk-off wins in 1943.

In commemoration and celebration of an incredible year in Dodger walk-offs, I thought it would be fun to take another look at the 12 nail-biting victories.  See videos of each one below.  It is listed from most recent to oldest.  Also of special note, AJ Ellis was the king of the walk-offs in 2012.  He was responsible for 3 walk-off victories.

10/1/12: Elian Herrera lines a pitch off Marco Scutaro's glove and into center field for a single to score the game-winning run in the ninth.

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9/15/12: Juan Rivera's liner goes off the glove of Daniel Descalso, allowing Elian Herrera to score as the Dodgers walk off with a 4-3 win.

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AJ Ellis hits a walk off single against the Padres: 9/3/2012.

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Here is Adrian Gonzalez's walk-off double from 9/2/2012.

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Here is Hanley Ramirez's walk-off single from 8/15/2012 against the Cubs.

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Matt Kemp blast a walk-off 2-run homer against the Phillies on 7/18/2012.

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Dee Gordon, remember him, hits a walk-off single against the White Sox on 6/17/2012.

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He does it again.  Here is AJ Ellis' walk-off 3-run homer against the Astros on 5/26/2012.

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AJ Ellis has a walk-off walk against the Cardinals on 5/18/2012.

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Matt Kemp belted a walk-off home run against the Nats on 4/28/2012.

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Dee Gordon hits a walk-off single against the Padres on 4/15/2012.

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Andre Ether starts off the Dodgers walk-off parade by getting a walk-off walk against the Padres on 4/13/2012.

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