Monday, July 10, 2017

2017 Topps Now -- #342 -- Kershaw's Masterful 13-K Complete Game

Clayton Kershaw's herculean effort on Sunday to win his 14th and record his first complete game of the year is the subject of one of todays 2017 Topps Now cards. As you know, the Dodgers ended the first-half of the regular season by winning their 61st -- tops is the majors. What you may not have known is that Kershaw's Sunday outing was the first time in Baseball history that a starting pitcher struck out 13 batters in a complete game in under 100 pitches. Per Ken Gurnick at
"He was Claytonesque," said manager Dave Roberts, noting that Kershaw has "synched" up the loose ends in his last four starts (two earned runs in 29 innings).

2017 Topps Now -- #HRD-3 -- Cody Bellinger Home Run Derby Card

Over the weekend Topps issued a group of 2017 Topps Now cards to highlight all eight of the participants in tonight's Home Run Derby event. Featured here is Cody Bellinger's card. It is already sold out and sold 2,0222 copies -- second most behind 4,039 copies sold for the Aaron Judge card. Per Ken Gurnick at
"I've thought about it some nights, just let it soak in and realize it's actually happening, and it's hard to believe," Bellinger said. "like I've said before, I couldn't imagine doing this in my dreams. It's going to be awesome."

Blog Kiosk: 7/10/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Here are five of the six Dodger All-Stars with their All-Star uniforms representing the team in Miami.

Photo above via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers. Go here to check out more pics by Jon and Juan Ocampo from yesterdays game. Below are more links to check out: