Dodgers win the National League Pennant
The Los Angeles Dodgers have just won the 2017 National League Pennant by beating the Chicago Cubs 11-1. The rout was highlighted by three home runs, one of which was a grand slam, from Enrique Hernandez. Get full details here.
As this post proves, human beings do not know the future. The Dodgers have now lost the last 15 out of 16 games and 10 in a row. I remember when we asked, will the winning ever end? Now we ask, will the losing ever end?
Dodgers Sweep the Giants with magic walk-off win in the 11th inning. The walk-off win wasn’t your average amazing walk-off either. The Dodgers debuted a rookie by the name of Kyle Farmer who doubles in the bottom of the 11th inning with two men on, to seal the win and sweep.
In the past I have been critical of the Dodgers management for not fixing the pitching staff (specifically the bullpen).
Well, it might be an understatement now but 2017 is shaping up to be a great year to be a fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers. With the Dodgers who currently possess the best record in Major League Baseball, while they continue to break records within the organization for wins and team leaders, it might also be an understatement to mention the Dodgers are playing really well in 2017.
And for Dodgers fans everywhere, it gets better. To be a fan of the Dodgers in 2017 is to watch their arch-rival SF Giants cling to dead last in the National League west division standings. For us Dodger’s fans, it is a beautiful thing to watch as the Giants flounder day in a day out while the Dodgers win and break records.
And why are the Dodgers winning? The Dodgers have an abundance of All-star players, Rookies and raw talent. Take Rookie sensation Cody Bellinger and players Justin Turner, Corey Seager, Chris Taylor, Alex Wood, Clayton Kershaw, Yasiel Puig, Kenley Jansen, Rich Hill, Logan Forsythe, Yasmani Grandal, Joc Peterson, Enrique Hernandez, Austin Barnes,and Chase Utley for example. What a year they all are having! Okay, let’s take the entire team and watch as each game means a different hero to take center stage. Recently, we’ve seen Justin Turner claim top spot for batting average while Corey Seager, Chris Taylor, Justin Turner and Cody Bellinger (among others) provide that much needed hit when it counts in the bottom of the ninth.
So ask me if it’s exciting to be a Dodgers fan in 2017? That would be an understatement