Friday, August 23, 2019

2019 Topps Now -- #737 -- Seager and Hernandez Ninth Inning Heroics

For the second evening in a row the Dodgers defeated the Blue Jays in walk-off fashion. This time, instead of a homer to win the game the club decided that this victory would be a team effort. It all began with a walk to Max Muncy to start the ninth. Following that was a double by MVP favorite Cody Bellinger to put runners and second and third. Then Corey Seager tied the game at two with his own double. The honor of winning the game was left to that days bobblehead honoree -- Kiké Hernandez. He lofted a single to center to drive in Seager for the win. In honor of the Dodgers 12th walk-off Topps has issued a new 2019 Topps Now card for fans to collect. Go here to check it out and order. Below is what's written on the reverse:
Corey Seager's game-tying two-run double with one out came in the bottom of the ninth. The was immediately followed up with an RBI single from Enrique Hernandez that gave the Dodgers a 3-2 win over Toronto, a sweep of their interleague series and their 12th walk-off of the year.

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2019 Topps Archives Baseball -- All the Dodger Cards

Earlier this week Topps officially released their 2019 Archives Baseball brand, and I've got pics of most of the Dodger cards to share below. Go here to check out a complete checklist.

This year the set pays homage to the 1958, 1975 and 1993 Baseball flagship card designs. Additionally, there are autographed Fan-Favorite cards of Koufax, Eric Gagne and Steve Sax available.


1958 Topps
#20 Duke Snider                #33 Max Muncy

Blog Kiosk: 8/23/2019 -- Dodgers Links -- Just Another Walk-Off

Walk-Offs are fun.

Those pesky Dodgers did it again. For the 12th time this season the Dodgers pulled out a victory from the jaws of defeat. This time it was bobblehead night honoree Kiké Hernandez with the winning hit -- the 8th different Dodger to accomplish the feat so far this season. Per Ken Gurnick at
“We like to walk off,” Hernandez said after he followed Corey Seager’s game-tying two-run double with one out in the bottom of the ninth, with an RBI single that gave the Dodgers a 3-2 win over Toronto, a sweep of their Interleague series, their 12th walk-off win of the year and the second in as many nights.
“Twelve times and you expect it, you don’t know who it’s going to be, but I think even after that walk [Max Muncy, leading off the inning], they felt it,” said Roberts. “You start having that and it manifests itself.”
Photo above via Katie Chin/Los Angeles Dodgers 2019 at Dodgers Insider. Go here to check out more pics from yesterdays game. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1958 Gil Hodges hit his 14th career grand slam. It set a new National League record for grand slams in a career. BTW, Don Drysdale also walloped two solo homers during this game. In 1989 Tommy Lasorda had Expos mascot Youppi! ejected from a game in Montreal during the 11th inning. The mascot was causing too much noise by jumping on top of the Dodger dugout roof during the 22-inning game. You can watch Youppi! get tossed here. BTW, the Dodgers defeated the Expose, 1-0, on an home run by Rick Dempsey in the 22nd inning. 
  • Happy BirthdayRed DownsPhil PageLonny FreyDale Mitchell & Casey Blake!

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

The next homestand starts on Friday against the New York Yankees -- returning to Chavez Ravine for the first time since 2013. Below are some odds and ends for this upcoming homestand. I will update this should new and updated information become available. Here are some important links:
Please note that the Dodgers are embarking on a new culinary experience at the stadium. Fans can find the LA Feeds Blue Chef Series located in the right field plaza that will feature a special Chef Series pop-up concession stand. This homestand will feature foods from Border Grill + Socalo. More information is available at the bottom of this post.

It is Major League Baseball’s Players Weekend, and as a part of the festivities the Dodgers and Yankees will be wearing special monochromatic all-black or all-white uniforms -- with the Dodgers wearing home whites. Check out what the Dodger uniforms will look on the right. Also, go here for more info about this event; including nicknames many of the players will be using.

Friday, August 23rd at 7:10 PM
TV: FB-WATCH (out-of-market only), SportsNet LA, SNLA Spanish
Radio: AM 570 LA Sports, KTNQ 1020