Yes, it was a blow out. The Dodgers stunned the defending world champion Cubs 11-1 on Thursday night at Wrigley Field to wrap up the best-of-seven NLCS in just five games, advancing to the World Series for the first time in 29 years. Yes, Kike Hernandez equaled an LCS record with three home runs in a game and set an LCS record with seven RBI. But what really hit home for Dodger fans is that Clayton Kershaw, the most dominate big-league pitcher of his era, earned the victory with six strong innings — his first victory in a post-season series deciding games in his fourth start in those kind of games. Continue reading “NLCS: Redemption, Kershaw World Series Bound”
The Dodgers upset the A’s in the 1988 World Series, which will long be remembered for Kirk Gibson, bad leg and all, hitting the walk-off home run off Dennis Eckerlsey. That World Series, however, is the most recent post-season memory for the Dodgers to relish. They seem intent on changing that in this, their 11th trip to the post-season since 1988.