It’s been a tough couple weeks for Dodgers fans. With several ugly losses piling up, it’s easy to be a little grump… so here are some highlights from April to cheer you up!
Let’s start with the beginning of the season when the action was at its peak. Trevor Bauer had his first official start with the Dodgers and was on no-hitter watch throughout the first seven innings.
Trevor Bauer took a no-hitter into the seventh inning in his debut, and the Dodgers held on. Also there was a cat. On another wild evening at Coors Field and the first win of the year. https://t.co/OSqkgGy6XE
— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) April 3, 2021
Speaking of that same night, you cannot forget about the Coors cat on the field during the Dodgers-Rockies game. What’s even better about this is the Dodgers were up by 5 runs.
Trevor Bauer didn't pitch a no-hitter, but the Coors cat pitched a purr-fect game!
— Doug McKain (@DMAC_LA) April 3, 2021
Next, is the part that Dodgers fans will always remember. LA’s home opener and the Dodgers finally got to have their ring ceremony with fans cheering them on.
Put a ring on it. pic.twitter.com/qlVcIWpQoO
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 10, 2021
What’s even better, is they ended going on an eight-game winning streak after this! This includes the beginning of the Padres-Dodgers series, which was one of the best series we have seen all season.
It has been mentioned countless times, but this play is too incredible not to talk about. The game-ending catch by Mookie Betts against the Padres. With two runners on base, that hit from Tommy Pham would have tied the game, but Betts made sure that wouldn’t happen.
— MLB (@MLB) April 18, 2021
Although, that was just the first series. The second time these two teams met was three days later, where there was even more action and LA still fought for the win.
There is nothing better than back-to-back home runs. A.J. Pollock homered 394 ft to left field then right after Sheldon Neuse homered 399 ft to center field and tied the game at 2-2.
— MLB (@MLB) April 23, 2021
The last highlight is against the Reds. Clayton Kershaw reminded everyone why he is a Cy Young award winner, with seven shutout innings. Through 90 pitches, Kershaw allowed only 4 hits and no earned runs.
Seven shutout innings from Kersh? Just what the Doc ordered. pic.twitter.com/DNr48QTZIK
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 29, 2021
The game ended 8-0 Dodgers and gave Dodger fans a sigh of relief because their losing streak had ended.
All things considered, the Dodgers may be going through a rough time right now with their performance over the past week or so, but it is still just the beginning of the season. Remember, it is only May and there are still plenty of games left in the season to show why they are the champs!