That was as dominating a win as you'll ever see. From the get go, the Dodgers attacked, and all the Cubs could do was crawl into their dens and contemplate the upcoming hibernation season.
We are going to World Series, baby! WooHoo!
Above is a fantastic pic of the Scully's celebrating the Dodgers win, via Cat Scully on twitter. I also thought the photo on the right, as shared by Justin Turner himself on twitter, deserves some praise. That's a great shot.
Below are more links to check out:
- This Day in Dodgers History: In 1988 the Dodgers defeated the A's in Game 5 of the World Series to win the championship at the Oakland Coliseum. Orel Hershiser pitched a complete game, struck out nine and gave up four singles in the 5-2 victory. He would also be named MVP of the series. Mickey Hatcher hit a first inning two-run home run to start the offense for the Dodgers.
- Happy Birthday: John Russell, Jigger Statz, Jack Franklin, Pat McGlothin, Juan Marichal & Rudy Seanez!
- Video: Alanna Rizzo speaks with Chris Taylor after being named co-MVP of the NLCS. (video link)
- Video: Clayton Kershaw speaks with Alanna Rizzo after pitching six innings in the Dodgers 11-1 win over the Chicago Cubs, sending them to the World Series for the first time since 1988. (video link)
- Video: Dave Roberts speaks with the media after the Dodgers 11-1 win over the Cubs in Game 5 of the NLCS, earning their first trip to the World Series since 1988. (video link)
- Eric Stephen at True Blue LA recounts the ways LA steamrolled over the Cubs - "6 takeaways from the Dodgers’ NLCS domination of the Cubs."
- Per Kevin Kaduk at Big League Stew; "After cancer battle, Kiké Hernandez and dad see their dreams come true."
While some might say hitting three home runs to help your team reach its first World Series since 1988 is the world’s best feeling, parents know being the father of that guy actually surpasses it.That belief was confirmed by Enrique.
“Before the game, he told me ‘Papa, I feel very well today,” Enrique said. “I feel good about my swing. I’m going to hit well.”
- Kiké! Kiké! Kiké! Per Anthony Castrovince at MLB.com:
"Make sure you get there before the game starts," Hernandez told his mom, "because I'm going to hit a homer.""Don't think about hitting a homer," she responded, "just think about putting the ball in play."
"No, Mom, I was thinking about doing that the first two games, and that didn't work, so I'm just going to try to hit a homer. Who cares about making contact? Everybody just wants homers."
- Blowout Buzz provides and early sneal peak at 2017 Panini Flawless Baseball; including the Clayton Kershaw Team USA card on the right. Go here to check out more pics.
- Per Jaymes L at Brew Crew Ball; "Ryan Braun says Dodgers are the only team he would approve a trade to; Trading Ryan Braun seemed unlikely all year, and now it’s looking even less likely."
- This weeks 2017 Topps Throwback Thursday online exclusive set celebrates the players in the ALCS and NLCS using the design from the 2074 Topps Monster nonsports set. Go here to check it out and order. Below is a pic of the entire eight card set, and as you can see it includes both Clayton Kershaw and Cody Bellinger.
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