Vin Scully is planning to attend Game 5 of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Thursday. Bob Nightengale of USA Today was first with the news.
Scully, 88, hasn’t been to Dodger Stadium since broadcasting his final game here Sept. 25. He’s since appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live but otherwise kept a low profile in the early weeks of his retirement.
There’s been no indication from the Dodgers if Scully will merely attend the game as a fan, be recognized in some capacity on the field or on the video boards, or take part in any pregame presentations.
With the Cleveland Indians winning the American League Championship Series earlier today, Major League Baseball announced that Game 6 of the NLCS will begin at 5 p.m. Pacific Time Saturday and Game 7, if necessary, will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday.
Both games will be telecast on FS1.
Kiké Hernandez plays catch prior to Game 3 of the National League Championship Series on Tuesday. (Hans Gutknecht/Staff photographer)
Dodgers utility player Kiké Hernandez got some good news last night: His father, Enrique Hernandez Sr., learned his cancer is in remission.
Hernandez’s father received a bone marrow transplant in June, and months of rehabilitation followed. Kiké said that his father shuttled from his home in Puerto Rico to Tampa and back for treatment, all the while watching the Dodgers’ games on TV.
Back in June, the younger Hernandez shaved his head as a show of support for his father’s battle. Father’s Day fell shortly thereafter, and Hernandez hit a memorable pinch hit home run in that day’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers, a 2-1 Dodgers win.
Today’s news was a long time coming, and Hernandez was understandably in a good mood before Game 4 of the National League Championship Series.
Andrew Toles will start in left field in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series. (Hans Gutknecht/Staff photographer)
The Chicago Cubs swapped right fielders again for Game 4 of the National League Championship Series — Jason Heyward is in, Jorge Soler is out — while the Dodgers made no changes to their starting lineup from Game 3.
Check it out:
Live blog and chat from NLCS Game 4: Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers, 5:05 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19. (FS1).