In another of one of those “there is no excuse for that” kind of games, the Dodgers took us on a roller coaster of emotions ride last night, losing in ten innings 7-6 after leading 6-1 going into the bottom of the 10th with two outs and the bases empty. It was one of those losses where I am completely fed up, want to shut off the laptop, and put some mindless drivel on the DVR. Alas, there are deadlines to meet and another OTD post must be published.
Prince Fielder decided to have his first three home run game yesterday, tying Matt Kemp for the league lead. Hopefully, Kemp will reciprocate and come up with a couple of his own today. Accomplishing that difficult, but not impossible feat, would put Kemp in the elusive 40/40 club and make him number two behind Tommy Davis for the most RBIs in a season by a Los Angeles Dodger.
Ted Lilly is on the mound tonight for the last game of the season.
This Day in Dodgers History
September 28, 1997 – With his 40th home runs, catcher Mike Piazza sets a single season Los Angeles Dodger record. Duke Snider holds the franchise record slugging 43 round-trippers for Brooklyn in 1956.