The Dodgers do look well-equipped to reach the final stage of the postseason this year and finally break the franchise’s nearly 30-year absence from the Fall Classic.
Having attended a handful of Dodgers games with his dad in the late 1980s, Utley remembered the thrill of being in the seats as a 10-year-old on Oct. 16, 1988, for the second game of the World Series, the last time the Dodgers were one of the final two teams standing. Though he perhaps knows better than to openly admit that he wants to be a part of the next Dodgers team to win it all, the southern California native remembers well the grandeur of seeing Orel Hershisher pitch a complete game shutout and chip in on offense with three hits — including two doubles — and an RBI to put Los Angeles ahead two games to none over the Oakland Athletics.
Thoughts: Joseph has developed into a nice power threat for the Phillies, hitting 36 homers in 198 games total in 2016-17. Culberson has had nice moments in the majors, but he’s in Triple-A at the moment. Schierholtz hit 21 homers for the Cubs in 2013 and Rosin has made a couple appearances in the majors.
Scutaro ranks up there with the best trade-deadline acquisitions (deal went down July 27) of all time. He hit .362 for the Giants during the regular season, then posted a .500 average in the NLCS against the Cardinals. And Hunter Pence has been, well, Hunter Pence — a rock star for the 2012 and 2014 World Series-winning Giants.
As it turns out, Washington did land a franchise quarterback in the 2012 draft when it selected Cousins in Round 4. But after five years of off-field drama, playing for the Redskins has left Oakland Raiders Cheap Jerseys such a sour taste in NFL Jerseys Paypal his mouth that it’s obvious Cousins wants out.