The Dodgers home schedule came to an end last night as the Dodgers beat up on the Giants 8-2, effectively ending their post-season hopes. Going into Arizona to play the division leading D’backs, any combination of a D’backs win or a Giants loss will end San Francisco’s divisional hopes. Behind in the Wild Card leading Braves by four with six games to go, the Giants only hope is that Atlanta and St. Louis keep their losing streak going the rest of the way. Acting as a spoiler is a small satisfaction for the Dodgers in a less than stellar year for the team.
Matt Kemvp has kept his bid for MVP going strong with a home run and three doubles. Hiroki Kuroda pitched a strong seven innings in what might have been his last appearance at Dodger Stadium.
Josh Rawitch made a visit to OTD to thank the ITD/OTD community for our support over the last few years. It was a classy thing for him to do, especially giving his nod of approval for OTD as a means of keeping us Dodger fans in a conversation on a daily basis. One wonders how many times he has read our comments here or on ITD and was tempted to reply as a fan, not as part of the management team?
This Day in Dodgers History
September 23, 2006 – With one home game left on the schedule, the Dodgers break its single-season attendance record established in 1982 as the team sells 3,708,723 tickets to its games played in Chavez Ravine. The previous record of 3,608,881 was determined by former National League rules which counted fans by turnstile count.