Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Blog Kiosk: 9/4/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Sometimes, you can't win them all.

Last night the Dodgers fell short against the Mets, 4-2, but they sure did come close to coming-from-behind to win again. With a man on and two runs behind in the ninth inning, weekend hero Matt Kemp came up to bat as a pinch hitter representing the tying run. Unfortunately, magic didn't strike thrice. He would ground into a double play. Per Ken Gunick at MLB.com:
"I thought Kemp was going to do it again," Bellinger said.
Photo above of Cody Bellinger via Jill Weisleder/Los Angeles Dodgers 2018 at Dodger Insider. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1924 the Brooklyn Robins/Dodgers won both ends of a doubleheader against the Boston Braves -- sweeping their fourth doubleheader in four consecutive days. From September 1st to 4th they beat the Phillies twice and the Braves six times. In 1966 the Dodgers become the first team to draw two million fans at home and on the road when they defeated the Reds at Crosley Fields in front of 18,670 patrons, 8-6. In 1969 Willis Davis' Dodger hitting streak comes to an end at 31 consecutive games -- setting a franchise record. It came at the hands of the Padres in San Diego. 
  • Happy Birthday, Elmer HortonGeorge PfisterDoyle AlexanderMike PiazzaBrian Myrow!

2018 Topps Now - #672 & #677 - Matt Kemp's Walk-Off Weekend

Matt Kemp had a busy Labor Day Weekend, but unfortunately, I failed to make note of a couple of 2018 Topps Now cards issued in his honor.

As you know, Kemp was the big hero over the weekend when he pummeled Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley with an eighth inning three-run homer on Saturday and then a walk-off two-run double off the centerfield wall on Sunday.