Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Blog Kiosk: 10/2/2018 - Dodgers Links - National League West Division Champions!

(pic via Jon SooHoo at Dodger Insider)
Unquestionably, this is the best photo taken of last nights victory party, via a tweet by MLB. Even better, Matt Kemp and his fellow "Boys in Blue" doused Tommy with a beer shower during a postgame interview. You watch a bit of that here. Per Ken Gurnick at MLB.com:
"What I see now is the same as I saw back then," Roberts said, clutching tightly a bottle of champagne. "With all the adversity we put ourselves in, we knew we could overcome. I never wavered from believing that and they never wavered either. It's a long season. That's why you play 163."
On another note, I'll leave you with this tweet from Jon Morosi of the MLB Network:
Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1963 Sandy Koufax become the first pitcher to fan fifteen in a World Series game as he defeated the Yankees, 5-2, during Game 1. Watch highlights of this game as called by Vin Scully hereIn 1977 Dusty Baker hit his 30th homer of the year to become the fourth player on the team (along with Ron CeySteve Garvey and Reggie Smith) to have hit as many home runs during a season. This is the first time this has happened in the history of the game. In 2004 Steve Finley hit a ninth inning walk-off grand slam against the Giants at Dodger Stadium that clinched the NL West title for the Dodgers. Watch Vin Scully's call here.
  • Happy BirthdayRay Lucas & Maury Wills!
  • This tweet aged well, via Andy McCullough of the LA Times:

  • Games times and info for the upcoming NLDS, Dodgers vs. Braves, have just been announced:
Game 1, Thursday, October 4 at 5:37 PM (PT) on MLBN
Game 2, Friday, October 5 at 6:37 PM (PT) on FS1 
Game 3, Sunday, October 7 at 5:07 PM (PT) on FS1
  • BTW, the two Game #163's yesterday recorded the highest rated MLB regular season afternoon telecast in 20 years for ESPN. The Dodger game recorded a 2.3 rating; whereas, the Cubs game garnered a 1.9 rating. Additionally, the local ratings were outstanding. IN Denver they recorded a 9.0 rating and in Los Angeles they drew a 6.9 rating.
  • Per Carson Cistulli at FanGraphs; "Max Muncy Did Something He Had Never Did Before."
  • They just keep coming. Per a Dodgers tweet, the club set a new franchise record for attendance:

Between April 29 and June 20, Stewart was recalled six times by the Los Angeles Dodgers. He estimates that he took about 20 flights going back-and-forth.
“There have been a few exhausting trips,” Stewart said.

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