Thursday, April 04, 2019

2019 Topps Now - #41 - Dodgers' Home Run Record and Comeback Victory Last Night

The third Dodgers' 2019 Topps Card of the season is being released today, and it celebrates not only the franchise mark for consecutive home runs to start the season -- at seven games -- but also their come-from-behind victory capped off by a clutch two-run double by David Freese. Go here to check it out and order. Per Ken Gurnick at
The Dodgers are 5-2 through their first seven games and were two bullpen meltdowns shy of a perfect homestand. They won with home runs, for sure, but there’s more to the team this year. 

Blog Kiosk: 4/4/2019 - Dodger Links - Some odds and Ends

They just keep slugging.

Last night the Dodgers extended their consecutive homer streak to start the season to seven games when Kiké Hernández hit his third home run of the season to lead-off the game.

Photo above via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2019 at Dodger Insider. Go here to check out more pics from yesterday's game. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1997 Mike Piazza reached base for the eight consecutive plate appearance -- he went 3-for-3 with a walk in a Dodgers win over the Pirates. He would fly out his next at-bat the following day. In 2016 the Dodgers handed the Padres the worst Opening Day loss in Major League history since 1913. They beat them silly, 15-0. Go here for the boxscore. BTW, this game was Dave Roberts Dodgers managerial debut.
  • Happy BirthdayJohn HummelPete KilduffJoe VosmikMickey OwenWillie RamsdellGil Hodges & Louis Coleman!