Buster Posey is out at first base after being picked off Clayton Kershaw — one of two pickoffs in the game by the Dodgers’ pitcher. (Leo Jarzomb/Staff photographer)
By striking out 15 batters on Wednesday, Clayton Kershaw did something no San Francisco Giants opponent had done since Aug. 9, 1987. The last pitcher to do it: Nolan Ryan. (H/t to Giants beat writer Andrew Baggarly for that pull.)
Kershaw was all the Dodgers needed. The box score is here. The photo gallery is here.
Mike Bolsinger will start Friday in San Diego, giving everyone other than Mat Latos an extra day’s rest.
Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta received the pitching rubber at Dodger Stadium after his no-hitter here on Sunday. (Getty Images)
When Hideo Nomo no-hit the Colorado Rockies
at Coors Field in 1996, he received the baseball that he threw on the game’s final pitch. Mitch Poole, now the Dodgers’ clubhouse manager, painted the ball to suitably commemorate the occasion.
When Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta threw a no-hitter at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, he received a much larger memento: the actual pitching rubber from the Dodger Stadium mound.
The gesture is beginning to border on tradition.
CINCINNATI — Prior to today’s game against the Reds, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly talked about sitting Kiké Hernandez for the first time on the eight-game road trip, what it would mean to sweep the three-game series against the Reds:
He also discussed the “sense of urgency” message propagated by Clayton Kershaw on Sunday, which seems to have carried into Cincinnati:
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly didn’t follow his usual script for catchers Yasmani Grandal (left) and A.J. Ellis this weekend. (Associated Press photo)
HOUSTON — Yasmani Grandal has caught Zack Greinke‘s last 15 starts, including Saturday, and 23 of 25 overall this season. He probably would’ve caught a 24th had he not missed a week in May because of a concussion.
Mat Latos, who is winless in his first three starts since joining the Dodgers July 30, will pitch out of the bullpen during the Dodgers’ three-city road trip. (Hans Gutknecht/Staff photographer)
OAKLAND — Alex Wood, not Mat Latos, will start for the Dodgers on Wednesday against the A’s. Latos is available out of the bullpen tonight and will be for the duration of the road trip, manager Don Mattingly said.