On paper, “Clayton Kershaw faces last-place Phillies” isn't all too interesting for anyone outside of Clayton Kershaw fans or people who like to watch grown men be humiliated in public. Nevertheless, the late September stretch run plugged onward, the Dodgers long ago clinching a playoff berth and
Phillies pitcher Nick Pivetta made perhaps the luckiest play of the season, as a 106 mph comebacker went into his jersey.
The boxscore of Monday's Dodgers-Phillies game will tell you that Philadelphia won, 4-3, and that Chris Taylor, Justin Turner, Aaron Altherr and Curtis Granderson all hit home runs. But it won't come close to explaining the oddities behind what Taylor and Altherr accomplished in their trips around