The Dodgers will don all blue uniforms in Sunday night’s series finale against the Giants.
The Boys in Blue will be wearing their Los Dodgers jerseys for Sunday Night Baseball in San Francisco. If you’re heading to Oracle Park, be sure to rock your merch! pic.twitter.com/2OljANOdM0— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 3, 2021
The Dodgers unveiled these City Connect uniforms, with all-blue jerseys and caps that say “Los Dodgers,” on August 19, the first of two nights they wore them against the Mets. The Dodgers won both games.
The series finale against the Giants is a ‘Sunday Night Baseball’ telecast exclusively on ESPN.
- The Dodgers have thrived in run prevention despite relying so heavily on their bullpen the last two months, writes Fabian Ardaya at The Athletic.
- Alden Gonzalez at ESPN broke down the matchup between the Dodgers and Giants with the input of several scouts. One evaluator said, “I can’t imagine a better lineup than what the Dodgers are running out there these days.”
- With five weeks still remaining in the season after this weekend, this is the earliest final series between the Dodgers and Giants since 1968, writes Luke Hooper at FanGraphs in his detailed preview of the series.
- Bob Timmermann at the Los Angeles Public Library remembered some classic Dodgers-Giants pennant races since both teams moved to California.
- The Dodgers and Giants doing so well leading up to this series has already given us a great gift, says Grant Brisbee at The Athletic.
- Brisbee and I were guests on the Effectively Wild podcast with Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley at FanGraphs before Friday’s series opener, talking all things Dodgers and Giants. I also made a prediction for the series (no, it wasn’t “Pain.”).
- Los Angeles and San Francisco entering Friday were tied for the first time this late into a season since 1997, with Andrew Baggarly at The Athletic looking back at a memorable series in San Francisco 24 years ago.
- Trevor Bauer’s administrative leave was extended for an eighth time, now through September 10. Steve Henson at the Los Angeles Times has more.