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MLB World Reacts To Max Scherzer’s Dodgers Debut

MLB: AUG 04 Astros at Dodgers

MLB: AUG 04 Astros at Dodgers

Veteran right-hander Max Scherzer got off to a picture-perfect start in his Dodgers debut Wednesday night.

Scherzer took the mound for Los Angeles for the first time on Wednesday since the Dodgers acquired him from the Nationals last Friday. He was brilliant. The 37-year-old went seven full innings, allowed just five hits and two earned runs and struck out 10 batters against a very good Houston Astros lineup. The Dodgers got a 7-5 win in the process.

The best part of Scherzer’s performance was his success against Jose Altuve, who’s become one of baseball’s biggest villains. He struck out the 31-year-old each of the three times he faced him. Dodgers fans gave Scherzer a well-deserved standing ovation following his impressive performance.

“You live for this,” Scherzer said after the game, via ESPN.com. “You live to pitch in front of 50,000 people going nuts.”

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That Dodgers fan didn’t really throw back a Fernando Tatis Jr. home run ball

Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Mookie Betts watches with outfield fans, San Diego Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr. solo home run, during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, April 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Dodgers center fielder Mookie Betts watches as a ball hit by San Diego Padres’ Fernando Tatis Jr. clears the wall for a home run. The ball was caught by La Salle Prep junior Doug Pyle (in a Dodgers jersey with a face mask over his chin). (Alex Gallardo / Associated Press)

The Dodgers’ new “Home Run Seats” do not come with a guarantee of a home run ball. On Sunday, in the Dodgers’ nationally televised game against the San Diego Padres, one fan sitting there caught two home run balls.

No, he said, he did not throw back the one hit by Fernando Tatis Jr., despite what the broadcasters said on air and ESPN said in a tweet.

Doug Pyle, 17, is a junior at La Salle Prep in Pasadena. He and his family have gone to Dodger Stadium for years, but usually they sit along the left field

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Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger Dislocated His Shoulder While Celebrating His Home Run: ‘It Kinda Hurt’

Robert Gauthier/ Los Angeles Times via Getty

Cody Bellinger is in good spirits after dislocating his shoulder during Sunday night’s National League Championship Series game.

The 25-year-old Los Angeles Dodgers player gave his team a 4-3 lead at the bottom of the seventh inning of Game 7, where he hit a pitch into right field that helped them advance to the World Series.

Upon the completion of his run around the field and his return to home plate, Bellinger celebrated with his teammates, where he smashed arms with AJ Pollock before he did the same with Kiké Hernández. There, Bellinger dislocated his shoulder.

Later in the game, Bellinger motioned to a player off-screen that his shoulder had popped out of its socket, as seen in a video shared by SportsCenter.

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Following the win

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