Clayton Kershaw went 21-3 with a 1.77 earned-run average for the Dodgers in 2014. (Getty Images)
After the Dodgers evened the National League Division Series by beating the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 2 on Saturday night, Clayton Kershaw was a possibility to start Game 4 Tuesday on short rest.
Adam Wainwright did not.
A see-saw battle left the Dodgers speechless after a 10-9 loss in Game 1 of the National League Division Series.
Losing pitcher Clayton Kershaw and catcher A.J. Ellis tried to dissect the Cardinals’ eight-run seventh inning.
You can watch what a somber Kershaw said after the game here; the box score is here.
Clayton Kershaw delivered an MVP-caliber performance
Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw joins a group hug after beating the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday, 9-1. (Michael Owen Baker/Staff photographer)
in the Dodgers’ National League West-clinching victory. His line: 8 innings pitched, 8 hits, 1 run, 0 walks, 11 strikeouts. The full box score is here
Not to be a downer (part 1) but: Colleague Vincent Bonsignore writes that the Dodgers should have their sights set on bigger celebrations.
Not to be a downer (part 2) but: Chad Billingsley accepts that he might never pitch for the Dodgers again.