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Dodgers viewing guide: Clayton Kershaw’s debut & Blue Monday

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3 memorable Dodgers games on TV Thursday

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If you’re looking for Dodgers games to watch, there are a trio of notable options on Thursday.

The headliner is from May 25, 2008, when Clayton Kershaw made his major league debut against the Cardinals at Dodger Stadium. In order to see this 20-year-old wearing number 54, tune in to MLB Network at 8 p.m. PT.

The other Dodgers-related game on MLB Network today is from April 28, 2012, when 19-year-old Bryce Harper made his major league debut for the Nationals. That was an exciting weekend at Dodger Stadium, with that same game featuring a stellar duel between Stephen Strasburg and Chad Billingsley.

MLB Network is airing a bunch of major league debuts on Wednesday, with Jacob deGrom, Aaron Judge, and Strasburg in addition to Kershaw and Harper.

SportsNet LA has its usual slate of recent games on during the day, but a notable rebroadcast is coming tonight, with Game 5 of the 1981 NLCS against the Expos (6 p.m.). Rick Monday homered in the ninth inning to send the Dodgers to the World Series, a moment since known as Blue Monday in Montreal.

This game is a prime candidate to be included on a future Watch Party here on the site.

Thursday Dodgers-related game schedule

All times PT

  • 3 p.m.: Nationals at Dodgers, Harper’s debut (MLB Network)
  • 6 p.m.: 1981 NLCS Game 5 (SportsNet LA)
  • 8 p.m.: Cardinals at Dodgers, Kershaw’s debut (MLB Network)