Friday, August 03, 2018

2018 Topps Now -- #551 -- 21-Run Outburst Sets Multiple Records

You just knew last night's offensive explosion would garner a Topps Now card. Unfortunately, it only features Justin Turner, Manny Machado and Cody Bellinger -- who had just launched a grand slam -- on the front. If you ask me, a team photo would have been just fine since contributions were had from everyone. Per Austin Laymance at
"There's no letdowns one through nine [in the batting order], which makes an offensive team really good," said Dozier, who was acquired from the Twins earlier this week. "Lots of guys who can do a lot of different things. It's not just 'sit back and hit with power' and that kind of thing. It's running the bases right and speed mixed with power."

Blog Kiosk: 8/3/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Last night's game wasn't a laugher -- it was a statement. The Dodgers scored 21 runs, breaking a stadium record, to defeat the Brewers, 21-5. This offensive explosion was highlighted by 18 hits and seven Dodger dingers (watch here); including a home run cycle (a solo homer, a 2-run homer, a 3-run homer & grand slam). Now, they will play the Astros in a World Series rematch that could also be a showcase for this upcoming October. Per Austin Laymance at
"We'll be ready," Roberts said. "We're excited to play those guys. It's good that there's some offensive energy going into the series."
Photo above via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2018 at Dodger Insider. Below are more links to check out:

Astros Series Starts on Friday - Stadium Giveaways, Pregame Info and Other Stuff!

The next homestand starts on Friday against the Houston Astros Below are some odds and ends for this upcoming homestand. Here are some important links:


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