Jhoulys Chacin-8-7 vs. Clayton Kershaw-11-4
so far the Dodgers have won 3 out of four on this current homestand, and 7 of their last 8 home games. the series with Colorado continues for game two, as the Dodgers try to secure a series victory.
as the trade deadline looms ever closer, no trades are reported on the horizon just yet, and we will keep you posted.
tonight will be a very good pitching matchup, between Jhoulys Chacin, and Dodgers Ace Clayton Kershaw.
first off the Dodges for some reason can never hit Chacin. Chacin has shut out the Dodgers in his last two starts, and is 5-3 with a 2.04 ERA against the Dodgers. this year against the league he is 8-7 with a 3.60 ERA. however despite his success against the Dodgers, he has struggled latly. he hasnt won a start since june 15th, and has lost his last four decisions. his last start saw him allow five runs, and walk a career high 7 batters in a loss to Atlanta.
the Dodgers will counter with staff ace Clayton Kershaw. He has been unhittable of late. his last three starts he is 3-0 and has not allowed an earned run. to just say Kershaw is the Dodgers Ace is an understatement. not only is he the Dodgers ace, he is making a series consideration for the Cy Young. he is 11-4 with a 2.72 ERA. putting him 5th in ERA, and he leads the National League with 167 strikeouts, and a 10.3K per 9 rate. hes been dominating, hes lefthanded, hes our stopper. he is also in top 5 in wins, and WHIP, and innings pitched.
however against Colorado in his Career, Kershaw has been merly mortal, with a 5-4 record, 4.07 ERA, and 89 strikeouts. although the only Rockie that has had any kind of success against him of any kind, is Dexter Fowler, who is hitting .368 against Kersh in 19 at bats. so theres that.
should be quite a matchup tonight. lets hope the streak continues with another win tonight :) and thank the lordy Velez isnt playing tonight. I mean geez as useless players come, he has got to take the cake.
Uribe is still out with what is being diagnosed as a hip flexer. he had one of those earlier in the year, hes still out, but listed as day to day.
tonights game is on at 710 on KCAL. join us after the game for our nightly recap. go blue!