Game 28: Yasmani Grandal plays an extremely complete game in a 14-4 victory.

Yasmani Grandal

Yasmani Grandal hit a three-run home run in the eighth and ninth innings Thursday in the Dodgers’ 14-4 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. (Associated Press photo)

Just landed in Denver. Travel days like this usually don’t allow a lot of time for postgame reflection. I have a burning leftover quote from the Dodgers’ 14-4 win — a game that reflected the 2015 club’s burgeoning identity. (The box score is here.)

Yasmani Grandal rightfully got attention today for his 4-for-4, 8-RBI, two-homer game. Aaron Gleeman of had some time to reflect on those numbers and came up with these factoids:

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Game 25: Suddenly, Clayton Kershaw can’t buy a win if he wanted to.

Joc Pederson

Joc Pederson is greeted in the dugout after hitting a solo home run in the first inning of the Dodgers’ 4-3 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday. (Getty Images)

MILWAUKEE — Monday might be the only game the Dodgers lose among the four they play against the Brewers this week, and it would still sting as much as it does tonight. Clayton Kershaw is still stuck on 99 career wins. On Monday, he dominated for five innings and left with the Dodgers leading in the eighth. Maybe this is on Chris Hatcher, who talked after the game. Kershaw talked after the game too, and certainly seemed to put it on himself. He often does.

Kershaw was methodically boring in his dominance, but the Dodgers were busy on the transactions wire and picking up awards in the morning.

The box score is here.

Dodgers spring training 2015: Lineup vs. Milwaukee Brewers.

Carl Crawford told reporters this morning that the bruise on his right shin isn’t serious. Crawford fouled a ball off the shin yesterday in Goodyear, finished the at-bat, and exited the game afterward. He isn’t in the lineup today against the Brewers, but he wasn’t scheduled to be in the lineup anyway.

Speaking of lineups for the 1 p.m. game at Camelback Ranch, here they are:

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