GLENDALE, Ariz. — Vin Scully is in the house for the first and only time before the Freeway Series.
Here are the lineups for the 7:05 p.m. game at Camelback Ranch.
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- Early Postcard sized photo of Ebbets Field in 1924. Scrapback remains cover most of the back, however written at the top is Ebbets Field 9/7/24, Giants 8, Dodgers 7 in red. Front shows view looking out to right field with the scoreboard and right field wall showing as well as the crowd. ……….. $75.00
- LA Dodgers media guides, complete 1970 through 2013, missing 1996. 43 official issues. The 1958 to 1959 years are included as reprint/reproductions from 1958 to 1969; All in ex+-mt to nr mt condition. …….. $140.00
The Dodgers released this handy-dandy map and schedule in one graphic for Saturday’s FanFest at Dodger Stadium. The event is free. Just click to expand.
Matt Kemp is greeted by teammates and bubbles in the Dodgers’ dugout after his eighth-inning home run beat the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday, 3-2. (John McCoy/staff photographer)
With one swing of the bat, Matt Kemp evened the National League Division Series between the Dodgers and Cardinals at one game apiece. The box score is here.
Like they have all season, the Dodgers got their money’s worth from Zack Greinke, writes Mark Whicker.
Don’t be fooled when MLB Network trumpets its ratings victories for this game tomorrow, writes Tom Hoffarth.
Harold Reynolds might believe the Cardinals are stealing signs, but he’s probably wrong.
In case you missed it, the Dodgers can clinch the National League West by beating the Giants today.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, in his pregame remarks to the media (above), was careful in choosing his words. After all, the Dodgers’ haven’t clinched the division just yet.
“It’s a good situation, obviously, that we’ve put ourselves in,” he said. “Anytime Clayton’s pitching, you feel pretty good.”
Giants manager Bruce Bochy seems to have embraced the possibility of losing the division with a slightly firmer handshake.
“We know it could happen,” Bochy said. “If it does, I’m not going to get caught up in what they do.”
Last year, the Dodgers celebrated the NL West title by jumping in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ pool. This year, there’s no pool in sight: Just 24 cases of beer, 204 bottles of champagne and four cases of Martinelli’s sparkling cider — MLB doesn’t allow alcohol on the field — buried in the bowels of the stadium in case the Dodgers clinch.
In light of that, Mattingly had an interesting message to his players: Restrain yourselves.
“I know it’s a rivalry but in the situation, there’s a good chance if we’re able to do this tonight you want to stay humble because you have a chance of playing (the Giants) again,” Mattingly said. “They’re a championship team. They have a chance to move forward.”