The Freeway Series of Mediocrity Continues – Weaver vs. Kershaw

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The Freeway Series continues on Tuesday night as the Dodgers conclude their nine game home stand. A win would give the club a 5-4 record, but a loss means a losing home stand. Regardless they’ve had another lackluster home stand. The Dodgers are mired in mediocrity and only major changes to the roster can turn things around for them. These are not championship caliber players. The big problems are the offense and the lack of viable relief pitching. The Dodgers just can’t consistently hit and score runs at home. Once again until the Dodgers make roster changes they will continue to lose and be mediocre.

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Dodgers Lineup vs. Angels

Utley 2B

Turner 3B

Seager SS

Kendrick 1B

Pederson CF

Thompson LF

Puig RF

Ellis C

Kershaw P

Jered Weaver-3-2 vs. Clayton Kershaw-5-1

Game Time – 7:10 PM – TV- SNLA-FSW

The 33-year old veteran has always pitched well against the Dodgers. Over his career he has posted a 2.52 ERA and a 6-2 record against the Dodgers over 10 starts. At Dodger Stadium he is 2-1 with a 1.53 ERA. The current Dodgers are hitting .295 (13 for 44) with a .432 OPS  against him.

Weaver vs. Dodgers

Name PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP
Carl Crawford 18 18 5 1 0 1 1 0 3 .278 .278 .500 .778 0 0 0 0 0
Adrian Gonzalez 13 13 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 .308 .308 .385 .692 0 0 0 0 0
Chase Utley 6 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .500 .833 0 0 0 0 0
Clayton Kershaw 5 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 0 0 0 0 0
A.J. Ellis 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0 0 0 0 0
Total 44 44 13 3 0 1 1 0 5 .295 .295 .432 .727 0 0 0 0 0

Clayton Kershaw will counter Weaver. Kershaw is coming off of his 13-whiff masterpiece against the Mets. Kershaw is having another season for the ages. Kershaw is 5-1 with a 1.74 ERA over 62 frames. Kershaw has struck out 77 and walked 4. Kershaw has allowed 6.0 hits per nine innings and has a brilliant 0.726 WHIP. The ace lefty has a 19-1 strikeout to walk ratio which is simply mind blowing.

Kershaw is 4-2 with a 2.91 ERA in eight starts against the Angels. The Halos are hitting .250 (27 for 108) against Kershaw with one home run and a .641 OPS against. Watch out for Albert Pujols because he’s hitting .393 (11 for 28) versus Clayton.

Kershaw vs. Angels

Name PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP
Albert Pujols 35 28 11 4 0 0 2 7 5 .393 .514 .536 1.050 0 0 1 0 1
Brendan Ryan 16 16 3 0 0 0 1 0 5 .188 .188 .188 .375 0 0 0 0 0
Yunel Escobar 15 14 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .214 .267 .214 .481 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Trout 9 8 2 1 0 0 0 1 3 .250 .333 .375 .708 0 0 0 0 0
Jhoulys Chacin 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 1 0 0 0 0
Shane Robinson 8 8 3 0 0 0 2 0 2 .375 .375 .375 .750 0 0 0 0 0
Geovany Soto 8 8 2 1 0 0 2 0 2 .250 .250 .375 .625 0 0 0 0 0
Kole Calhoun 4 4 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 .500 .500 1.250 1.750 0 0 0 0 0
C.J. Cron 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 1
Jered Weaver 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Johnny Giavotella 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 0 0 0 0
Carlos Perez 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Hector Santiago 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 1 0 0 0 0
Total 119 108 27 6 0 1 9 9 28 .250 .308 .333 .641 2 0 1 0 2

 

National League West Standings
#
Team
W
L
PCT
GB
HOME
AWAY
L10
1
Giants
22
18
.550
11-10
11-8
7-3
2
Rockies
19
18
.514
1.5
8-10
11-8
6-4
3
Dodgers
20
19
.513
1.5
9-12
11-7
6-4
4
Diamondbacks
18
23
.439
4.5
6-16
12-7
5-5
5
Padres
17
22
.436
4.5
8-11
9-11
5-5

The random lineups continue. Now Justin Turner is batting second for some reason. Chase Utley is leading off and Corey Seager is batting third. Oh and look the .200 hitting Howie Kendrick is batting cleanup. Adrian Gonzalez is out while he rests his rusty back. Reach for those stars Dodgers.

Maybe they can scrape together a couple of runs for Kershaw? I feel bad for Kershaw surrounded by all of this mediocrity. Poor guy, You have my sympathy Clayton.

Go Blue

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19 thoughts on “The Freeway Series of Mediocrity Continues – Weaver vs. Kershaw

    1. Scott I agree Howie has the least power, in this line up. Utley will hit more HRs then Howie. I hope they can get Kershaw some runs too. It is hard to watch the team not hit, especially when they are facing pitchers, with such high eras.

  1. The day is off to a good note. First Donnie starts Trayce and then the Lakers get the #2 pick in the draft!

  2. Did Kendrick agree to a $20M two year contract in exchange for 400 at bats each year? Does anybody have a better explanation?

      1. When is Puig going to stay inside the ball, and try to hit the ball, up the middle?

        That was the worse swing I think I ever saw.

    1. Bobby he is still a stud, but he is also almost human. Cory has the same temperament that Trout has.

      They both never let there emotions, get out of hand, and affect there play.

    1. Trayce seems to always have good at bats. When he hit that single up the middle, that showed Trayce’s maturity, because he is not going up to bat, and swinging really hard, like Puig and Joc do.

      He had a very hard out to third, and a walk, also.

      Darn Turner hit into that double play, or Cory’s HR, would have got Kershaw two more runs.

  3. Trayce has hit the ball hard each time. In fact he hits the ball hard almost every time. He simply needs to play. He can hit both right and left handers.

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