Monday, September 25, 2017

2017 Topps Now - #652 - Kershaw Records 7th Season with 200 K's

Yesterday afternoon Clayton Kershaw provided one of a dozen different reason why he is already a Hall of Famer. Not only did he win his 18th game of the year, but he also recorded his 200th strikeout of the season for the seventh time in ten Major League seasons. That puts him in rarefied territory. Over the past 100+ years of the game only twelve pitchers have had that many 200+ strike out seasons, and of those twelve only Detroit's Mickey Lolich is not considered a Hall of Fame caliber player.

Padres Series Starts Monday - Stadium Giveaways, Pregame Info and Other Stuff!

The next homestand starts on Monday against the San Diego Padres. Below are some odds and ends for this upcoming homestand. Here are some important links:
The Nacho Tots will be available for this homestand only against Padres and will be available in Field section 10, Loge section 136 and Reserve section 31. It features golden fried tater tots with carne asada, nacho cheese, Pico de Gallo, and sour cream. See it on the right.

The Dodgers have launched the Extra Innings Lounge on the Top Deck. It is a great place to wait out traffic and enjoy City views postgame. The Lounge will be open from the seventh inning until one hour after the final out during the final six regular season home games, and serve beer, wine, soft drinks and coffee. The Lounge is located just outside the stadium gates on the Top Deck, and can be accessed through either the Top Deck seating area or by walking up the stairs from the Reserve Level. It is near a Dodger Stadium Express Metro Bus Stop and the Lot 11 Uber lot.

Monday, September 25th at 7:10 PM
TV: SportsNet LA, SNLA Spanish
Radio: 570 LA Sports, KTNQ 1020

Blog Kiosk: 9/25/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Weekend Odds and Ends

Yesterday's 99th win of the season was punctuated by another great performance by staff ace Clayton Kershaw. He went eight scoreless innings, struck out six and walked no one as he recorded his 18th victory. Best yet, his sixth 'K' of the afternoon was his 200th of the year -- marking the seventh time he has recorded that many strike outs over his entire career. Per Rowan Kavner at Dodger Insider:
“You take pride in your consistency,” Kershaw said. “That’s something that I think is really important as a starter is to be out there for every fifth day for the whole season. I’ve missed time the last two years, which is something I don’t really like to do.”
Photo above via @Dodgers on twitter. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1941 the Dodgers won their first NL pennant in 21 years when they defeated the Braves in Boston, 6-0. In 1956 Dodgers hurler Sal Maglie no-hit the Phillies at Ebbets Field, 5-0. At 39 years old he became the oldest pitcher to throw one. You can listen to the last inning of Maglie's no-no (as called by Jerry Doggett with Vin Scully wrapping it up) hereIn 1974 Dr. Frank Jobe does the first ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction surgery on Dodgers pitcher Tommy John left elbow. The revolutionary procedure would soon be known as Tommy John Surgery.
  • Happy Birthday, Dave Walsh!