Tonight the Los Angeles Dodgers will start a four-game series against the Colorado Rockies here at Dodger Stadium. Their “Magic Number” is five, meaning that five wins, or a combination of Dodger wins and San Francisco Giant losses that equals five, will seal the the National League West Division title for L.A.
The Dodgers would like to do it here at Dodger Stadium, preferably on Sunday, the final home game of the series and the final game for Hall-of-Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, but things seldom work out so perfectly.
After this series the Dodgers will head south for three games against the San Diego Padres and then north to San Francisco for one last series with the Giants. The Rockies are a much improved team over last season and they can be a problem for the Dodgers pitching staff, even if rookie sensation Trevor Story is out for the rest of the season.
No one, especially none of the Dodgers, would be surprised if the suspense was dragged out to that final three games in the City By the Bay. As Enrique “Kiké” Hernandez told reporters after Wednesday’s game, “They’re still in the race, they’re not going to give up.” He added, “They still gotta play.”
But it would be nice if they Dodgers secured the title during this final home series of the season, for Scully and all his fans.
Below are the three video reports Claudia Gestro filed from Dodger Stadium during the series with the Giants, including a short look at the bench-clearing brawl that spawned Yasiel Puig’s #DontLookAtMe campaign. In the final video Puig talks about it and what’s going on with the team right now.
Photos and videos by Claudia Gestro.
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