Dodgers 8 17 1
|Kershaw hooks 10 fish today in 2 hit shutout|
the Dodgers finally won their first series in the month of may, in an offensive explosion. beating the fish 8-0. Clayton Kershaw (the fisherman) pitched 9 shutout innings, hooking 10 fish, and also contributed with the bat, going 2 for 4 at the plate. Hit Machine was 3 for 5 with a 2 run homerun, Jay Gibbons, not having contact issues while at the plate today, had a 3 for 4 game, and everyone else contributed when and where they could, as the Dodgers scored 8 runs off 17 hits. there most hits in a game since like what 1942?
Kershaw struck out 2 fish in the first inning. strikeing out coughlan, and Morrisson.
Nolasco, pitching in front of family and friends, had a bad game, allowing 15 hits and 8 runs in 5 innings. yikes.
Fish shortstop Hanley Ramirez, had to leave the game in the third inning, due to a sore back. Bonafacio relaced him at shortstop, with Wes Helms playing third base.
the Dodgers would score 4 runs in the bottom of the third inning. Kershaw helps his own cause by singling to center. which makes him more dangerous than the entire dodger bench. Hit machine then homers into the florida bullpen. his first homer of the year. 2-0 dodgers! hit machine is back!
after blaker flies out, Dre and Kemp both single. Sands pops out. however were all left in shock, as Gibbons singles, scoring dre, and Navarro follows with a single, to score Kemp. 4-0 Dodgers!
kershaw kept rolling along, striking out Helms, and Stanton in the fourth.
Kershaw led off with another single. hey Kersh isnt bad with the bat! Hit machine singles into the gap in right field, and takes second base on Stanton's fielding error. Kersh husltes into third. Heads up base running Kersh! and now we all know why we call Furcal Hit machine now dont we? yep, hes back!
Blake strikes out, Dre is intentionally walked, and Kemp grounds into a double play. Kemp was annoyed by the home plate umpire's strike zone, and then between innings is thrown out of the game for arguing. I had left the room, I come back and Kemp is tossed, Gwynn is in canter, and Donnie is yelling at the ump, and now hes tossed. alrighty then.
we move along to the 5th inning, where the Dodgers score 4our more runs. yes Im serious. the Dodgers. the Los Angeles Dodgers scored 8 runs. in one game!
Sands struck out. Gibbons, (who could see only at the plate today) singles. Navarro doubles. second and third. Carroll is intentionally walked to load the bases. Kershaw grounds into a fielder's choice, which scores Gibbons. (kershaw's outs are still more productive than the bench)
first and third, Hit machine Singles again scoring Navarro, its 6-0. H.M. takes second on the throw, yes Hit Machine is back folks! thats a 3 hits game!
Blaker follows this up by singling in Kersh and Hit Machine. its now 8-0 Dodgers!
kersh rolled right along through. Kersh strikes out two more in the 6th, allows only the second hit of the game to the fish in the 7th inning. but gets Buck to ground into a double play to get out of the inning.
anotther 123 inning in the 8th for Kershaw.
Cishek came in to relieve Nolasco and pitched the last three innings. the Dodgers actually loaded the bases in the 8th, but failed to score. Blake singled, Dre walked, and gwynn batting in Kemp's spot, Singled. Sands grounded into a fielder's choice, Loney lined out, and Navarro flied out
kershaw stayed out for the 9th inning, and retired the side in order, for his second career complete game shutout win. (his last came last year against the giants)
Kershaw's final line was 9IP 2 hits 0 runs, 1 walk 10 strike outs
tonight's blowout win was tempered. remember anytime the Dodgers win there's always someone going on the Disabled list. this time it was Kenley Jansesn. it was announced very quietly, that Jansen has a sore shoulder and is being repalced by Josh Lindblom, one of the dodgers top right handed pitching prospects. in order to make room for Lindblom on the 40 man roster, Travis Schlicting was designated for assignment. now the Dodgers entire bullpen is hurt. Broxton, Kuo, Padilla, Hawksworth, and now Jansen are all on the DL. unbelievable. well at least this explains why Jansen was so crappy his last time out.
so Kersh pitches a two hitter, the Dodgers offense explodes for 8 runs off 17 hits, and they win their first series in over a month. not bad. the big news though is whats going on with the division. the giants lost again, they are reeling after losing Buster Posey for a whole season. Colorado lost again, there without Jorge De La Rosa, and even more amazing, Arizona has now won 12 out of 14 to slither into first place by a half game. basically the division is so bad right now that the Dbacks are in first place by process of elimination. I dont think they can sustain it, but if the Dodgers can start putting together some wins, you never know.
speaking of the rockies, they will be in town tomorrow night for a three game series, that wraps up the homestand. thats right well have to deal with Cargo and Mullet man next. tomorrows game is a memorial day special at 510 PM. Hamel vs billingsley. have a great memorial day weekend everyone, and GO BLUE!