In spite of a strong start powered by 2 Adrian Gonzalez home runs driving in 5 runs, the Dodgers were unable to hold onto a 7-2 lead at Wrigley Field, falling late to the Cubs 8-7. In spite of the loss, the Giants would also lose as well, dropping the magic number to clinch the NL West to 5.
Earliest Possible Clinch Date, Tuesday , 9/23 against the Giants…
Magic Number Fun Fact …5
Mike Marshall would play with the Dodgers from 1981-1988 mostly in right field. Though he would always be remembered for never reaching his full potential, once missing a game due to ” general soreness ” , Mike Marshall would have one of his finest seasons in 1988, leading the team in RBI’s with 82 ( Kirk Gibson finished behind Marshall ), also driving in 8 during the 1988 playoffs, including a huge 3 run home run in Game 2 of the World Series , as the Dodgers behind another masterful performance behind Orel Hershiser would shut out the heavily favored Oakland A’s, 6-0 , to take a commanding 2 games to none lead up to Oakland.
Other Dodgers to Wear Number 5
Its Minion Dave !!! Dave is a big Dodger fan ! Dave is really excited that his favorite baseball team is coming back home, stsrting with a huge 3 game series with the Giants !!!
When Minion Dave is not causing mischief at a theatre near you or some theme park on a hill, Dave can be seen catching his favorite baseball team at Chavez Ravine with his favorite Boys of Summer.
Its Dave and Da Boyz, JJ and Kid Marly Marlz !!! You know what, Drei here is just gonna call you guys, Da Boyz of Summer . Except this time its JJ on the left and our favorite pet minion Dave who will put up with the mischievous nature of Kid Marly Marlz… ( Hey Kid, your mischivious nature has sure made a lot of headlines in Drei’s blogs this summer… ) .
Wait. Did I just say that Kid Marly Marlz is mischivious ? Why he and Dave would make really good friends at least in this tale…
Kid Marlz will be happy to see you too, Dave. ( So thats where Drei’s old doo-rag went …) . What’s that Dave, you want The Kid to be decked out in all his blue ? Well…
Our boys are calling for a Dodger Blue Out ! It sure would be quite a sight to see all of Chavez Ravine decked in blue with the hated ones coming in this week… One Team….One City…One Color…BLUE…DODGER BLUE !!!