Dodgers 29 years in the making!


City Hall Tribute to Dodgers

Cynthia Olvera, Reporter

The Los Angeles Dodgers are making their first World Series appearance in 29 years. They clinched their World Series berth against the defending champions Chicago Cubs on Thursday night 11-1.

Dodgers rallied behind Kike Hernandez who had a performance of a lifetime. Hernandez hit 3 home runs one of which was a grand slam that capped a 5-run 3rd inning. Hernandez collected 7 RBIs in total, a game that his father attended who battled cancer last year. After having a poor offensive 2016 season due to his father condition. Hernandez has bounced back in 2017 crushing left-hand pitches hitting .270.

The main story entering the NLCS was All-star shortstop Corey Seager being left off the Championship Series roster with a back injury. Dodgers were able to win the series with Charlie Culberson at shortstop who made most of his starts in Triple A. Culberson hit .455 in the NLCS with 1 RBI and 2 runs scored.

Chris Taylor and Justin Turner both shared co-MVP, who collectively had 21 hits and 16 RBIs between the two of them.

Dodgers bullpen shined in the NLCS facing 58 batters allowing only 4 hits, 1BB, and a 0.00 ERA. Entering the postseason the concern was on how the bullpen would perform when they couldn’t finish off the regular season on good note.

Dodgers found a strong reliever role in Kenta Maeda. Maeda pitched 5 innings with seven strikeouts and no hits allowed in the postseason so far. When he didn’t secure a spot in the rotation Dodgers gave him a chance in the bullpen and has shined.

Dodgers are still waiting to see who their opponent will be in the World Series as the New York Yankees and Houston Astros are still battling it out in the ALCS.

Downtown Los Angeles has joined the party! Popular landmarks were sporting Dodger blue. Celebrating the Dodgers World Series appearance.