The Dodgers Top Three Moments of the 2017 Season
By Evan Shin
Dodgers tie MLB Record 43rd win in 50 games
No one since 1912 won 43 in a 50 game stretch until the 2017 Dodgers did. But Dodger fans were here before when they won 42 of 50 in 2013. This run was special for the moments that took place during the stretch. In June, the Dodgers set the franchise record for home runs in a single month. There was also a span of six or so games when all of the Dodger runs came via home run, one of those games was Corey Seager’s three-home-run game.
The run of the summer also propelled the Dodgers so far out in front of the N.L. West, not even the resurgent Diamondbacks or Rockies could catch up when the Dodgers had their worst stretch in late August through September.
This run saw the Dodgers come back from the dead against the Reds twice in the same series, the latter coming back from a 7-3 deficit in the eighth. It also saw Cody Bellinger and Kike Hernandez tag elite reliever, Andrew Miller, for home runs to complete a comeback against the Indians. Comebacks against the division rivals including a 4-1 deficit comeback against the Diamondbacks, a wild comeback off wild pitches against the Rockies, and Kyle Farmer’s first hit as a walk-off against the arch-enemy Giants. Yasiel Puig showed the league the Dodgers were still hot after the All-Star Break with a go-ahead three-run shot in the ninth in Miami. And Cody Bellinger hit for the cycle the next day.
The 43rd win itself also had magic in it. The Dodgers fell behind 3-0 and were blanked until the sixth inning. Then five Dodgers went yard including Cody Bellinger who hit his 31st as a rookie.