Written by Kimberly Quitzon, staff writer, and Julia Ruiz, Editor-in-Chief
There was strong energy roaring through Dodger Stadium on September 24 when the Los Angeles Dodgers clinched the National League Division West title after defeating the San Francisco Giants 9-1.
The sold out stadium was packed with fans blowing bubbles after homeruns and chanting “MVP” for Clayton Kershaw. Kershaw wowed fans with his behind-the-back catch to throw out pitcher Tim Hudson and with his first career triple.
Yasiel Puig hit a home run for the team and, from then on, the Dodgers were unstoppable. After Brian Wilson threw the last pitch of the game, the stadium went crazy. The team in the dugout ran on the field pouring gallons of Gatorade on Kershaw and Puig during their post game interviews.
To bask in the glory of their win, the players ran around the field spraying champagne on fans, taking pictures, and shaking hands. However the Dodgers were unable to keep the momentum going.
Being 2-1 down in the National League Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, the Dodgers faced elimination in game four. LA held a 2-0 lead until the seventh inning when Matt Adams hit a three-run homerun off of Kershaw. St. Louis held onto the lead to win the best-of-five series, preventing the Dodgers from moving on to the National League Championship Series against the San Francisco Giants.
Although the season is over, Dodger fans still bleed blue and anxiously wait for Opening Day 2015.