Dodgers Weekly Reviews

Offense comes alive

Adrian Gonzalez hit four home runs and was an extra-base hit machine, Dee Gordon stole six bases and nearly hit .500, powering the Dodgers offense in a week that saw them win four of five games.

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Celebrate the 1988 Dodgers Championship

Almost every baseball fan has seen the video of an injured Gibby rounding the bases and pumping his fist after hitting a homer to win Game 1 of the 1988 World Series. It was the signature moment in the Dodgers’ improbable run to a championship.

Dodgers Week 2 review: Back home

The Dodgers won two of three on the road against the Padres, and lost two of three at home to the Giants. The week ended on a high note, with Matt Kemp and Hanley Ramirez each hitting two home runs on Sunday night.

Dodgers Week 1 review: A head start in Australia

The Dodgers will open the domestic portion of their schedule on Sunday night before 27 other teams even throw a pitch, and will do so with two wins already in the bank thanks to their sweep of the Diamondbacks in Australia.

1988 Dodgers Week 26 review: Clinching the NL West

After winning the NL West, the Dodgers will face the Mets in the NLCS.

Dodgers Week 26 review: Limping to finish

The Dodgers concluded their regular season last week almost in spring training mode, mostly getting ready for the postseason. Two victories in six games gave them 92 wins on the year.

1988 Dodgers Week 25 review: Magic number now 1

The Dodgers pitched two shutouts against the Astros, won once against the Padres and took two of three games against the Giants during the week, and clinched at least a tie for the National League West.

Dodgers Week 25 review: Winning the NL West

The Dodgers hit the road and won four games in Arizona and San Diego to clinch the National League West.

1988 Dodgers Week 24 review: A perfect game

The Dodgers lowered their magic number to clinch the National League West to six. The only loss in the last week was a perfect game pitched by Tom Browning of the Reds.

Dodgers Week 24 review: Juan Uribe homers aplenty

The Dodgers lost four of seven games at home last week, but among the highlights was the power display by the Dodgers' third baseman.


1988 Dodgers Week 23 review: Closing in on NL West

The Dodgers hold a five-game divisional lead with 21, maybe 20 games left to play, depending on whether or not the team will need to make up the Sept. 4 rainout in New York.

Dodgers Week 23 review: A step back

The Dodgers hit the road last week and dropped four of six games. They won two games against the Rockies at Coors Field, then got swept by the Reds in Cincinnati.

1988 Dodgers Week 22 review: Eying the Mets

The Dodgers shored up their bullpen by trading for Ricky Horton, hoping to beat the Mets in the playoffs after not having much luck against them in the regular season.

Dodgers Week 22 review: Power bats, power pitching

The Dodgers continued to roll last week, picking up five more wins and a pair of 2008 All-Stars.

1988 Dodgers Week 21 review: Lasorda wins 1,000th

The Dodgers manager reached a milestone last week as the Dodgers split six games, getting swept at home by the mighty Mets and sweeping the Phillies on the road for a 3-3 week.

Dodgers Week 21 review: Vin Scully returns

The Dodgers continued to get great pitching last week, but the story of the last seven days came from the legendary broadcaster who announced his return for next season.

1988 Dodgers Week 20 review: Gibson steals show

The Dodgers' outfielder continued his stellar season, leading the Dodgers to an undefeated week and the best record in the National League, one game ahead of the Mets.

Dodgers Week 20 review: Runs at a premium

Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke both pitched scoreless games this week. The Dodgers piled up five more wins this week to remain 7.5 games up in the National League West, and are within 3.5 games of the best record in baseball.

1988 Dodgers Week 19 review: Tim Leary does extra

Whether on the mound or at the plate, Tim Leary came through for the Dodgers against the Giants at Dodger Stadium.

Dodgers Week 19 review: Can't stop, won't stop

The Dodgers went 6-1 against the Cardinals and Rays to increase their lead in the National League West to 7½ games in the National League West.

1988 Dodgers Week 18 review: Gibson goes 20-20

Kirk Gibson this week became the fifth Dodger ever with 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases in the same season, but the club lost four of six games to cut into their shrinking lead in the NL West.

Dodgers Week 18 review: Kenley the Great

The Dodgers closer has retired 25 straight batters, and the Dodgers have won a franchise record 14 straight road games. The Dodgers won their final four games of the week to open up their largest divisional lead of the season.

1988 Dodgers Week 17: Fernando hurt, Guerrero back

The Dodgers began the week with a seven-game lead but saw it reduced to 4½ games this week. They lost Fernando Valenzuela but gained Pedro Guerrero and Alfredo Griffin.

Dodgers Week 17 review: Puig & the destroyers

The Dodgers began the week in second place but ended it with a 2½-game lead in the National League West thanks to continuing one of the greatest hot streaks in franchise history.

1988 Dodgers Week 16 review: Marshall, Leary shine

The Dodgers began the week seven games up in the National League West but ended it six games ahead of the Astros.

Dodgers Week 16 review: The beatings go on

Two close wins and a laugher gave the Dodgers a weekend sweep in Washington D.C. to open play after the All-Star break on the highest of notes.

Dodgers 1988 Week 15 review: Undefeated in Wrigley

The Dodgers came out of the All-Star break on fire and widened their lead in the National League West.

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