Dodgers vs Angels Game Two.
The Dodgers handed the ball to the man who stops the losing streaks, Clayton Kershaw – although that might tell you more about the Dodgers than the man.
Let’s see how this one turned out.
Kershaw vs Angels
3 up, 3 down with 2 Ks
Three singles and a balk brought in the first run of the night. 1-0
Clayton got a hit, but was later erased on Chase Utley‘s base hit, while trying to stretch it from first to third. Kershaw was thrown out by Mike Trout sliding into third looking like he was on a water slide.
Utley came around to score on a Justin Turner fly ball that Mike Trout dropped for an error.
Things went quiet for a while.
6th inning Dodgers 3-1
Kershaw vs Angels: 73 pitches, 7 Ks.
7th inning Dodgers 3-1
Corey Seager went BOOM! Solo shot 4-1.
8th inning Dodgers 4-1
Joc Pederson lead off home run – BOOM! 5-1
9th inning Dodgers 5-1
Kenley Jansen came in and faced the minimum, striking out 2, using only 7 pitches.
Dodgers Win! 5-1
Kershaw was most definitely the man, but make no mistake about it, while he took the bats out of the Angels’ hands, the youth of the Dodgers blasted those LA impersonators right out of Chavez Ravine and back to Orange County. Let’s do it all again tomorrow – but skipper – no more Crawfords and silly platoons. Just play the guys who are winning. You might be surprised at the results. Although, many of us out here won’t be.
Clayton Kershaw went 8 innings with 4 hits, 1 run, 0 walks, 11 Ks ERA 1.67
Home runs: Pederson, Seager
Double: A.J. Ellis
Team with RISP: 0 for 6 I guess you can’t have everything.