Dodgers might split up Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke, but not right away.

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Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw are scheduled to start for the Dodgers on Thursday and Friday, respectively. (Associated Press photo)

PHILADELPHIA — About a month ago, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly expressed a desire to split up Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke in the rotation so that the two aces wouldn’t start on back-to-back days.
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Clayton Kershaw named National League Pitcher of the Month.

Clayton Kershaw was chosen the National League Pitcher of the Month for July on Monday.

To put that in context, here is the Awards section of Kershaw’s baseball-reference.com page:
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So another monthly award trophy is another drop in the bucket for Kershaw, however “suitably engraved” it may be.

In four July starts, Kershaw went 3-0 with a 0.27 ERA (33 innings, 1 earned run). He walked two batters all month — some pitchers will walk more batters in an inning — and struck out 45.

July has historically been Kershaw’s strongest month, so in that regard too the award comes as little surprise. His next start is scheduled for Friday in Pittsburgh.

Game 104: Clayton Kershaw goes streaking.

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Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw scattered two hits over eight scoreless innings against the Angels on Saturday. (Keith Birmingham/Staff photographer)

Clayton Kershaw ran his scoreless streak to 37 innings as the Dodgers beat the Angels 3-1 on Saturday night. The box score is here. The photo gallery is here.

Joc Pederson sat out his second straight game.