Search This Blog

Monday, April 11, 2011

Kershaw Continues Scoreless Streak vs. Giants

Dodgers 6 11 0
Giants    1  7  1
Kershaw-WP (2-1)
Bumgarner-LP (0-2)
HR-Barajas (2), Burrell (4)

Let's just pretend Burrell's homer off MacDougal in the 9th inning never happened, and we got the shut-out shall we? The game began on a strange note as both teams took the field for a unique opening ceremony. First Juan Uribe, in his Dodger uniform, received his World Series ring and was greeted by his old teammates and applauded by the fans. Later when Uribe went up to bat for the first time, he was greeted by boos instead. Then both teams united in an effort to urge fans to not take the rivalry to violent levels. Jamey Carroll spoke for the Dodgers, and suggested that America's past time should be preserved.

Clayton Kershaw was amazing once again, and he picked up his 2nd win of the season. He has now pitched 23 1/3 scoreless innings against the Giants after making 117 pitches tonight, just 1 pitch shy of his career high.

Bumgarner and Kershaw exchanged 1-2-3 innings in the first. The Dodgers would get on the scoreboard in the second inning when Kemp walked and stole second base, Loney hit a ball off Sanchez's glove which went into center field scoring Kemp and giving the Dodgers a 1-0 win. Kershaw strikes out 2 in the bottom of the inning going 1-2-3 again.

The Dodgers would widen the gap in the 5th inning. Big Rod opens with his second homerun of the season making it 2-0 Dodgers. The momentum continues, and Kershaw singles but then is picked off. Furcal walks, Carroll singles, Furcal steals 3rd, and then Ethier singles in Furcal making it 3-0 Dodgers. Kemp singles and Burrell's error in left field allows the ball to get away from him and both Carroll and Ethier score giving the Dodgers a commanding 5-0 lead. Kemp gets a bit too greedy, and ends up being thrown out at third on the play so he only receives one of the RBIs. Kershaw once again goes 1-2-3 in the bottom of the inning.

Ramon Ramirez comes into relief Bumgarner in the 6th. Bumgarner ends up going 5.0 innings, allowing 8 hits, 5 runs, 4 walks, and 3 Ks. Ramirez strikes out both Thames and Big Rod and goes 1-2-3.

In the 7th Miles miraculously gets a single, Carroll singles, and Miles goes to 3rd on the play. Ethier then singles in Miles and the Dodgers go up 6-0. Kershaw begins the 7th inning, but noticeably tired comes out for Guerrier who gets the last out.

Dan Runzler and Guerrier exchange 1-2-3 innings in the 8th. Javier Lopez comes in for SF and also goes 1-2-3 quickly getting Hoffman out who was called up when Ely was sent back down to AAA. MacDougal for some reason is handed the ball for the bottom of the 9th and of course gives up a homerun to Burrell allowing the Giants to avoid the shutout. Tis ok. We still get the victory in San Francisco, and now have won 4 of 5 against the Giants this season.

Kershaw went 6.2 innings, allowing 0 runs, 6 hits, 2 walks, and 7 Ks.

Jamey Carroll had a great night getting 3 hits. Ethier also had 2 hits. Loney has been looking pretty bad of late and had 1 lucky hit tonight, but 2 strikeouts. He's batting a dismal .154. Uribe had 1 hit, but hitting even worse at .129. Blake sat out tonight's game due to a Charley horse in his left thigh due to his collision in San Diego. He is day-to-day.

Tomorrow Billingsley faces Lincecum in game 2. Let's GO BLUE!!

No comments:

Post a Comment