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Nearly Perfect Kershaw Carves up The Angels

Kershaw Perfect

What could bring me out of my month and a half long writing slumber? A perfect game of course! On Friday night the Dodgers massacred the Angels 9-1 in Anaheim as Clayton Kershaw flirted with a perfect game. The Baby Boomers had Sandy Koufax, but we have Clayton Kershaw. It’s important to remember that Kershaw is not only a great pitcher, but also an amazing man. He builds orphanages in Africa for children. He donates hundreds of thousands of dollars to charity. He doesn’t get arrested. He doesn’t mouth off to management. You won’t find him at the bars, or clubs or strip clubs. He doesn’t get involved in scandals or say stupid things to the press. He’s a family man who dedicates his life to baseball, god and service. He is an incredible role-model for kids.

So to see Kershaw pitch a perfect game is not just great for the Dodgers, but it’s great for baseball. Kershaw carried a perfect game into the bottom of the eighth inning against the Angels in Anaheim before Luis Rengifo led off the frame with a double. Overall Kershaw tossed eight one-hit innings not walking anyone and striking out six. He improved his record to 7-2 and made a strong case to start the All-star game on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium. Kershaw carved up the Angel’s lineup all night while the bats did the same to Halo starter Patrick Sandoval.

The Dodger bats notched 12 hits and went 6 for 15 with runners in scoring position. Will Smith went 4 for 4, while Justin Turner tallied three hits and drove in four. LADR whipping boy Hanser Alberto continued with the week of his life collecting a double and triple while driving in two runs. Meanwhile Kershaw who was hooked with a perfect game after seven back in April in Minnesota kept his pitch count very low to insure that didn’t happen again. Kershaw became the first pitcher in baseball history to carry a perfect game through seven in two different games in the same season. The Dodgers won 9-1 and now have a 9.5 game lead in the NL West. The boys in blue are 59-30 on the season with one game remaining before the All-star break.

Wherever you are, tip your hat to Clayton Kershaw, one of the great legends of Baseball.

Scott Andes

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10 thoughts on “Nearly Perfect Kershaw Carves up The Angels

  1. What a great game Kershaw pitched, surely solidifying his bid to be the starter for the All-Star game. Clayton was in perfect position to toss a perfecto…. Total command of all his pitches, great defense behind him, low pitch count, and the struggling Anaheim Angels. Kind of ironic that Luis Rengifo would break up the perfect game…. Rengifo being the puzzle piece in the Joc-Pop/Chicken Strips deal with the Angels that would have brought Rengifo to the Dodgers, but Art Moreno pulled the plug on the deal.

    Just hope they saved some offense for today’s finale. The offense was on fire, passing the barton. 12 hits, 6 free passes, and no need for HR’s.

    Will Smith, Freddie Freeman and Justin Turner showing why they should have been included on the NL All-star Reserves list.

    All in all, a very impressive TEAM victory.

    1. First, it’s Renfigo.

      Second, there were many other pieces coming to the Dodgers in addition to Renfigo.

  2. Bluto, firstly, you better check your spelling..Rengifo is the correct spelling.

    Second, I never said he was the only piece of the pending trade. It is obvious that there were other puzzle pieces (players) involved.

    Geez.

          1. Hmmm…. Finally a valid point from you, Bluto.

            Definitely worthy of a response from me.🤣😂🤣😂

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