Dodgers legend Vin Scully gives epic commentary on Nick Ahmed’s No. 13

Apr 15, 2016, 11:30 AM | Updated: Apr 16, 2016, 4:10 pm
Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully, left, looks up in the stands with former owner Peter O'...

Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully, left, looks up in the stands with former owner Peter O'Malley as Scully is honored before the start of an opening day baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Los Angeles, Tuesday, April 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

(AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Los Angeles Dodgers sportscaster Vin Scully will retire after the 2016 season and it’s not been difficult to find reasons why the 88-year-old play-by-play man will be missed.

Scully, the voice of the Dodgers since 1950, was calling Los Angeles’ 5-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday when D-backs shortstop Nick Ahmed gave his team a 1-0 lead with an RBI single.

That led to an epic, classic Scully commentary on Ahmed’s No. 13 jersey.

Scully probably has Dodgers fans convinced 13 isn’t always bad luck, but it had been in the series against the Diamondbacks. Ahmed recorded an RBI in every game while homering in the first two games of the series that Los Angeles won, 2-1.

Ahmed’s defense stood out last season but his start at the plate has been one of the most surprising storylines for Arizona early in 2016.

Ahmed is batting .300 through 10 games and 30 at-bats, and he is tied on the team for the second-most RBI (6) on the season. He’s in the top-three D-backs in on-base percentage, slugging and OPS as well.

Penguin Air

Arizona Diamondbacks

Arizona Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte, left, congratulates Christian Walker, right, who crosses home pl...
Associated Press

D-backs’ Christian Walker drives in 4 runs in win over Rockies

Christian Walker had four hits and drove in four runs, leading rookie Tommy Henry and the D-backs over the Rockies 7-4 Sunday.
1 day ago
Arizona Diamondbacks batter Jake McCarthy, left, congratulates Daulton Varsho (12) after Varsho's i...
Associated Press

Diamondbacks match last season’s win total with shutout victory over Rockies

The Diamondbacks notched win No. 52 Saturday night, matching last year's win total with more than a month remaining on the season.
2 days ago
Emmanuel Rivera #15 of the Arizona Diamondbacks celebrates after hitting a third inning solo home r...
Sam Graveline

D-backs’ Emmanuel Rivera hits 2 home runs in win over Colorado

Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Emmanuel Rivera is fitting right in with his new team, blasting two early home runs on Saturday.
2 days ago
Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Chris Devenski works against the Colorado Rockies in the sixth ...
Associated Press

Arizona Diamondbacks drop series opener in Colorado to Rockies

The Arizona Diamondbacks only managed five hits in a loss on the road against the Colorado Rockies.
3 days ago
Arizona Diamondbacks' Sergio Alcantara (43) and Geraldo Perdomo, middle, celebrate after scoring ag...
Kellan Olson

Diamondbacks rally to beat Pirates, make up for odd defensive blunder

The Arizona Diamondbacks' seven runs in the seventh inning picked up starter Merrill Kelly after he was positioned for an undeserved loss.
4 days ago
Chicago White Sox pitcher Lance Lynn warms up in the outfield before a baseball game against the Ne...
Associated Press

‘Field of Dreams’ game Thursday sees Cubs, Reds clash

“Field of Dreams” gets another tribute when the Cincinnati Reds take on the Chicago Cubs in a throwback ballpark in the cornfields of Iowa.
5 days ago
Dodgers legend Vin Scully gives epic commentary on Nick Ahmed’s No. 13