As Vin would say: A modest thing, but thine own. The Dodgers crafted a two-game win streak to give them a little momentum heading into the playoffs, scoring four in the first inning and making it stand up. Vicente Padilla made his case for the post-season by doing his best Clayton Kershaw imitation, striking out ten, including the first five batters of the game. The Dodgers' bullpen notched seven more strikeouts after that, and now we sit on our hands for two days.
The 2009 Dodgers finish the regular season at 95-67, in first place in the NL West, and with the NL's best record. And Dodger fans did their team proud, with the Dodgers' regular-season attendance of 3,761,655 edging out the Yankees' 3,748,057 for most in the majors.
On to the playoffs! Game 1 vs. the Cardinals is Wednesday at 6:37 p.m. PT. Rest up, Dodger fans!