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.
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.
SAN DIEGO — Sunday’s game between the San Francisco Giants and Colorado Rockies was postponed due to rain. That means the Giants will reset their rotation for the three-game series at Dodger Stadium beginning Monday.
Writes Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News:
The immediate impact: Tim Lincecum will slide back a day to start Monday’s series opener at Dodger Stadium. And as a result, there will be a rematch between Madison Bumgarner and Clayton Kershaw on Tuesday. The only pitching decision still to be made was whether to skip Ryan Vogelsong or start him on Wednesday and let him try to build off the positive momentum of his last start against the Dodgers at home.
That also means Andre Ethier will be in the starting lineup with a right-handed pitcher starting tomorrow. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said prior to Sunday’s game at Petco Park that he would sit Ethier, a left-handed hitter, against the left-handed Bumgarner.
Brett Anderson is scheduled to start Monday for the Dodgers and Zack Greinke on Wednesday.