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.

Game 20: Clayton Kershaw doesn’t get enough run support. Sound familiar?

Kiké Hernandez

Kiké Hernandez is caught in a rundown between second and third base in the fourth inning of the Dodgers’ 2-1 loss to the Giants on Tuesday. (Andy Holzman/Staff photographer)

Tonight’s game was a lot like the one the Dodgers played against the Giants last Wednesday in San Francisco. Kershaw-Bumgarner. Low-scoring. Giants win by a run.

It was also a lot like 2013 Clayton Kershaw starts, and 2012, and 2011, when the run support just wasn’t there. This appears to be a recurring theme in 2015.

Meanwhile, the Dodgers’ injuries are not just mounting — they’re getting worse.

The box score is here. The photo gallery is here.