A very excited Clayton Kershaw led the celebratory charge after the Dodgers' NLDS clinch
With their 3-1 victory over the D-backs in Game 3 of the NLDS presented by T-Mobile on Monday night, the Dodgers wrapped up a sweep of Arizona and a second consecutive trip to the NLCS.
They'll face either the Nats or the Cubs, depending on the outcome of their NLDS (with Game 4 set for Tuesday night at 5:30 PM ET on TBS), but that'll all get sorted out soon enough. All that mattered for
... and in the clubhouse, where Kershaw gave a short pep-talk before the revelry set in:
Their mutual excitement was a point driven home most emphatically by a very energized Kershaw springing over the dugout railing, arms outstretched in triumph:
Kershaw then raced to the mound to share in the moment with Jansen (whom, you might recall, teamed up for a particularly dramatic finish to Game 5 of last season's NLDS win over the Nats).
It was a scene:
The Dodgers' next challenge comes up in NLCS Game 1 against either the Nationals or Cubs: Saturday, time TBD on TBS.