Monday, August 05, 2019

2019 Topps Now -- #619, #621, #627 & #633 -- Dodgers Weekend Bounty

You know you've had a fantastic weekend when four different Topps Now cards are issued to celebrate and memorialize your games. Unfortunately, I had failed to write about any of them, so I'll make up for that now by highlighting them here. Overall, three of the four cards are now sold out -- with only the Max Muncy card shown above being available right now. Go here to check it out and order.

As you may know, last night Max Muncy hit a line-drive walk-off double down the right field line to knock in two runs during the ninth inning to defeat the Padres. Per Ken Gurnick at
“We’ve seen Max do it many times,” said manager Dave Roberts. “He has a great way of staying in the strike zone. We showed a lot of resilience there.” 
It was the Dodgers’ 32nd comeback win, but only their third when trailing after eight innings. The walk-off hits have been spread around -- two for Cody Bellinger, two for Verdugo, two for Will Smith and one each for Muncy, Pederson and Matt Beaty.

These next three cards are now sold out through Topps online. The first card celebrates Cody Bellinger's 100th career home run on Friday evening. It was a two-run homer hit off of Padres starter Eric Lauer in the fourth inning. Per Gurnick at
“It’s pretty special,” said Bellinger. “I didn’t know it was my 100th until I was told in the dugout afterward. I’m blessed and hope I can keep going.”

Friday also saw the Major League debut of Dodgers' top prospect Dustin May. Unfortunately, May took the loss -- going 5.2 innings with nine hits allowed, three strike outs, no walks and four runs given up (only three earned). Via Gurnick at
“It’s a great feeling knowing they have my back and feel I can get the job done,” May said. “Better execution next time and we’ll come out with a ‘W’.”

Lastly, Saturday's complete game win by Walker Buehler earned him his third 2019 Topps card of the season. per the descriptor on the reverse:
Buehler allowed one run on six hits wile striking out 15 in a complete-game win over the Padres. Buehler tossed 80 of his 110 pitches for strikes. The 15 strikeouts were his second-highest total in an outing.

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