The Dodgers have won the National League West for a fifth straight season, with the clinching blow a 4-2 win over the Giants on Friday night at Dodger Stadium, on Tommy Lasorda’s 90th birthday, no less.
Here are scenes from the celebration:
Rich Hill came up behind Farhan Zaidi while on tv and said they should let him pinch hit. Also, he swung a 38 oz bat tonight. pic.twitter.com/NhA090POf2— Ryan Walton (@RyanWaltonSBN) September 23, 2017
Rookie Walker Buehler told Alanna Rizzo on SportsNet LA, “I was doing this in Low-A last year. I think we had hard apple cider there.”
Then he added this gem:
Excuse me, Walker Buehler, what pic.twitter.com/luO4u1a46n— Sarah Wexler (@SarahWexler32) September 23, 2017
The winning pitcher and the birthday boy pic.twitter.com/Bm8FV2fXrh— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) September 23, 2017
There’s a lot going on here pic.twitter.com/qsgSUZaaQO— Joshua Thornton (@JoshuaThornton_) September 23, 2017
The 2017 NL West champs pic.twitter.com/HVZQaa18T7— Joshua Thornton (@JoshuaThornton_) September 23, 2017
Hyun-jin Ryu starts for the Dodgers on Saturday night. Manager Dave Roberts said that Ryu will have a normal start, and that it was too early to announce the postseason starting rotation.
“He’ll make his start tomorrow, then we’ll reassess,” Roberts said.
Madison Bumgarner starts for the Giants, a 6:10 p.m. PT start. Justin Turner, who was home sick on Friday, is expected to play on Saturday.