The Dodgers Top Three Moments of the 2017 Season

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 15: Justin Turner
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 15: Justin Turner /
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LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 29: Pinch-hitter Justin Turner /

“Absolute Madness”

Many can look back at the 2017 Dodgers and say this was the beginning of a very special season. The Dodgers were hovering around .500 for the first month of the season and they looked very far away from any kind of magic. They fell behind 5-2 in the ninth to the Philadelphia Phillies and sent up Yasiel Puig, Cody Bellinger, and a pinch hitter.

It was improbable, but after Puig and the rookie Cody Bellinger unexpectedly hit back-to-back shots to make it a one-run game, the heads in the parking lot turned around and the “last channel” button was pushed. Down one and Justin Turner at the plate, flashbacks of the back-to-back-to-back-to-back game flicked on in Dodger fans memories.

Then, absolute madness. Turner tied the game with a shot into the left-field pavilion and the Dodgers won the game on an Adrian Gonzalez single. This game slingshot a team dragging its feet along to a team that would never be out of games for the rest of the season. Hitting three home runs in a row to tie the game was as crazy as a comeback a team can pull off. Everything after would be childsplay. Down four with three outs to go? No problem and Dodger fans knew that. By midsummer, no Dodger fan left early from a Dodger game no matter how bad it got.