This was cute: A Japanese television show this week staged a stunt in which Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda dressed up as an old man and pitched to a youth baseball team. This video is worth your time if only to see Maeda in costume. He pulls it off pretty well.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and shortstop Corey Seager are up for BBWAA awards next week. (John McCoy/Staff photographer)
Corey Seager has a chance to become the third player ever to win his league’s Most Valuable Player award and Rookie of the Year Award. The Dodgers’ shortstop is among top three vote-getters for both awards, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America announced Monday.
On Thursday, Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda doused his intepreter, Will Ireton, with beer. On Friday Ireton interpreted Maeda’s thoughts about starting Game 1 of the National League Championship Series. (Getty Images)
CHICAGO — A fairly routine off-day practice at Wrigley Field injected a dash of news on the eve of the National League Championship Series.
Joc Pederson jumps into the dugout after hitting a home run in the seventh inning to tie Game 5 of the National League Division Series 1-1. (Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — What a rush.
Clayton Kershaw‘s adrenaline got him through the final two outs, after Kenley Jansen recorded the seven before that, after Julio Urias became the youngest pitcher ever to win a postseason game, after the Dodgers overcame Max Scherzer at his peak. Four hours and 32 minutes after it all began, the Dodgers were in the National League Championship Series with a 4-3 win. Read the full game story here. The box score is here. The photo gallery is here.