Blue Jays’ Bo Bichette Calls Dodger Stadium ‘Favorite Spot’ To Visit During 2019 MLB Season
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As the wait for Major League Baseball continues, a select group of players have been keeping busy by participating in the MLB The Show Players League.

Each team has one representative, and for the Los Angeles Dodgers, that honor belongs to Gavin Lux. He has largely impressed as the virtual Dodgers, and at 19-10 in the MLB The Show 20 play is on the verge of clinching a playoff spot.

Fans can stream the action on Twitch and YouTube, but going forward, another option to watch upcoming games on television networks also exists. ESPN, ESPN2, FS1 and MLB Network are broadcast certain contests as the regular season winds to a close, and they will carry the entire playoffs.

As Lux sits atop the National League West standings, another youngster who additionally has fared well and already clinched a postseason berth is Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette.

During last week’s televised game against Minnesota Twins reliever Trevor May, Bichette revealed that Dodger Stadium was one of his favorite ballparks to play in as a rookie last season:

“Definitely L.A. (Dodger Stadium). I felt like I was playing in the Coliseum, man. It was pretty cool. The atmosphere, you just felt like you were playing where a lot of legends did. So that was a cool experience.

“Other than that, Kansas City is beautiful. I didn’t get a chance to play in New York or Fenway, so hopefully I get a chance to soon. But definitely L.A. was my favorite spot this past year.”

As NL West teams faced off against the American League East last year, it paved the way for a rare meeting between the Blue Jays and Dodgers.

Toronto visited Dodger Stadium for a three-game series on Aug. 20-22, and with it brought an intriguing matchup during the opener. Bichette, one of the game’s brightest rookies, stepped up to the plate against three-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw.

Bichette sent the left-hander’s second pitch of the game over the left-center field wall for his first career leadoff home run. He then took Kershaw deep again in the sixth inning for his first multi-home run game as a Major Leaguer.

Bichette became the youngest player to record a multi-home run game against a pitcher who had previously won an MVP Award. He finished the night with two home runs in four at-bats, recording two RBI in what amounted to a lopsided 16-3 loss.

In the three-game series, Bichette collected three hits in 13 at-bats. The Dodgers swept the Blue Jays during the matchup, and overall, posted a 10-6 record against AL East teams.

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