On Saturday, August 15, over 100 PGA members and guests attended our annual PGA Dodger Day at Dodger Stadium, as the Los Angeles Dodgers hosted the Cincinnati Reds. The Dodgers took advantage of the Reds’ rookie starting pitcher as well as the heat at Chavez Ravine, posting a 4-home run game and an 8-3 win over Cincinnati.
Dodger starter Brett Anderson gave up a 2-run home run to the Reds’ Todd Frazier in the 1st inning before the Dodgers responding by putting on a home run clinic of their own. Yasiel Puig started it off with a solo home run in the 2nd, followed by Enrique "Kiki” Hernandez blasting a 3-run homer in the 3rd. Not to be outdone, Justin Turner and Adrian Gonzales belted solo shots in the 3rd and 4th innings.
Brett Anderson settled down and only allowed 3 runs before Yimi Garcia pitched scoreless 7th and 8th innings, and Chris Hatcher, just off the disabled list, pitched a scoreless 9th inning to shut down the Reds.
PGA members who arrived early got to see the Back to the Future DeLorean circle the warning track and drop off Back to the Future star Lea Thompson, who threw out the first pitch. After the game, fans could stay to watch the movie itself, which was shown on the two Dodger Jumbtrons in celebration of its 30th anniversary. In 1985, Back to the Future was in theaters, and the Dodgers surged to a division title. Here’s hoping they go even further this year.
We’ll see you next year at PGA Dodger Day! (view the Facebook album below)
- Article and photos by Michael Quinn Martin