Los Angeles 4, Arizona 0
Clayton Kershaw brought his A-game. Merrill Kelly was merely good, showing that he is a human, not a robot. For the second game in a row, the Dodgers blanked the Diamondbacks.
Diamondbacks Watch Dodgers Clinch
For the second game in a row, the Diamondbacks’ offense failed to scrape even one run across. This meant that Kelly’s five innings of three-run ball were wasted. Sure, we want better, but that’s not a bad line against the Dodgers. You can’t win if you don’t score.
Kershaw Silences Arizona, Dodgers Clinch
At least this time the Dodgers didn’t jump into the pool.
Christian Walker, Secret Star
Christian Walker has climbed out from behind the shadows of Chris Davis, Joey Votto, Freddie Freeman, Paul Goldschmidt, and COVID to emerge as one of the best first basemen in the game. If only he was 28 instead of 31, which he might have been if not for that previous list.
Luplow Lawlar Update
After being moved to Amarillo in order to avoid the Canadian vaccine mandate,
Luplow Lawlar continues to prove he belongs there and is pushing to see Reno in 2023.
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Albert Pujols Dinger Tracker
ESPN is tracking each dong The Machine hits as he attempts to reach 700 HR before his career ends at the end of the season.