Chase Utley led off the first inning and hit a home run in the second inning in the Dodgers’ 5-0 win Thursday. (Getty Images)
Clayton Kershaw threw his second shutout in his last three starts, and also set a team record by striking out at least 10 batters for the fifth straight game (he finished with 13), in the Dodgers’ 5-0 win over the New York Mets. The box score is here.
Tomorrow’s starting pitching matchup features two college roommates.
Kershaw spoke at some length after the game about going the distance, pitching 250 games in the majors, and his ridiculous 77-to-4 strikeout-to-walk ratio, among other things:
Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw has 10 strikeouts through eight innings tonight against the New York Mets, marking his fifth straight game with double-digit strikeouts — a new team record.
The major league record for consecutive games with 10 or more strikeouts is eight.
Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey holds up the ball after tagging Chase Utley at home plate during the third inning of the Dodgers’ 6-2 win on Saturday. Utley was initially called out, but the call was challenged and overturned. (Canadian Press photo via AP)
TORONTO — A three-run third inning, highlighted by an overturned call at home plate, was all the support Clayton Kershaw needed in the Dodgers’ 6-2 bounceback victory over the Blue Jays. The story is here. The box score is here.
The Dodgers have bullpen questions, sure. Are Julio Urias and Casey Fien the answers?
Clayton Kershaw struck out 14 batters and didn’t allow a run in throwing his first complete game of the season Sunday. (Associated Press photo)
The Dodgers’ losing streak ended at six games and Clayton Kershaw made all the difference. The left-hander tossed his first complete game of the season and drove in the only run in a 1-0 win over the San Diego Padres. The game story is here. The box score is here.
Yasiel Puig is optimistic he can work his way out of his current slump.
Clayton Kershaw was thrown out at home plate in the Dodgers’ 2-1 win over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday. (Associated Press photo)
ATLANTA — Clayton Kershaw didn’t have his best stuff Thursday; he also got thrown out at home plate. But he found a way to push the Dodgers to a 2-1 victory, their second 10-inning win in as many days, thanks in large part to his stubbornness. The box score is here.
The newest Dodger, Luis Avilan, had a horrible spring training — and now he knows why.