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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Dodgers pound Redbirds in 13-2 rout as Kershaw wins 16th

Dodgers  13 14  0
Cardinals 2    9  1

apparently the Dodgers brought their bats tonight. using momentum from last nights come from behind win, the Dodgers literally murdered the Cardinals, scoring 13 runs on 14 hits, using 4 home runs, and 4 doubles, en route to a 13-2 win. Clayton Kershaw pitched 6 shutout innings on his way to winning his 16th of the year, and Big Rod  went 3 for 5 with two home runs, 4 RBI and 3 runs scored. Kemp also went 2 for 4 with a homer, and even Aaron Miles went deep for his third homer of the year.
before the game we learned the news that Dioner Navarro had been designated for assignment, and A.J. Ellis had been called up in his place.

Clayton Kershaw wins his 16th of the season.
Kyle Lohse was really awful tonight, and didn't last past the third inning. in the top of the first, Sellers singles, Loney walks, and on a 3-2 pitch Kemp goes deep into left field for his 29th home run of the season its 3-0 Dodgers. Rivera grounds out, and Ethier and Miles both ground out ending the frame.

Justin Sellers meets Matt Kemp at the plate after his home run
in the bottom of the first, Kershaw has a bit of trouble, but gets out of it without scorage.
Craig singles, and Pujols follows with a single. but Kersh whiffs Holliday and Berkman ending the inning

in the second inning the offensive onslaught continued. with 1 out, Carroll singles, Kershaw sacrifices Carroll to second, Sellers doubles off the wall in deep left field, scoring Carroll 4-0 Dodgers.  Loney who is red hot lately, a sharp single to center scoring Sellers, 5-0 Dodgers. Kemp singles Loney to third, and legs out a double on the play. Rivera a base hit to center scores Loney and Kemp its 7-0 Dodgers :)

at this point with the Dodgers up 7-0 and Kershaw on the mound, the game was all but over, no doubt.

Big Rod hits a solo home run n the third, his 13th of the season. 8-0 Dodgers. that would be Lohse's last inning.

Home run number 1 on the night for Big Rod

Kershaw has a 123 inning in the bottom of the third. Cardinal reliever Boggs pitches a 123 top of the 4th.

Holliday (the moth man) leads of the bottom of the 4th with a double, Berkman whiffs, Freese singles Holliday to third. Molina walks to load the bases, but Kershaw whiffs Theriot, and the pitcher Boggs to end the inning.

in the top of the 5th, Ethier walks with 1 out, Furcal bumbles a ball of of Miles grounder. next up Big Rod blasts his second homer of the game, into the Dodger bullpen. its now 11-0 Dodgers! this is almost unreal.

Home Run number two for Big Rod
Kershaw works 6 innings allowing  no runs off 6 hits, with 2 walks, and 8 strikeouts.

Hawksworth relieves Kershaw and pitches a 123 bottom of the 7th.

hilarity in the top of the 8th, former Dodger and worst relief pitcher in baseball Octavio Dotel comes in to pitch. he whiffs Velez, allows a double to sellers, and gets Loney and Gwynn to fly out. Bumtel has actually pitched well for the Cardinals, however he is still a bum.

in the top of the 9th, Larussa has infielder Skip Schumaker pitch an inning. I'm not sure if he's had any experience pitching, but I seem to remember him pitching a couple of innings for the Cardinals in blowout games like this, anyways, he whiffs Oeltjen, Ethier walks, and then Miles hits another home run. his third of the season, and its 13-0 Dodgers. Blake Hawskworth in his first at bat strikes out.

the Cardinals would score twice in the bottom of the 9th  off of a tiring Hawksworth. Patterson doubles, Freese walks, Schumaker singles loading the bases, Theriot's fielder's choice scores a run, Kuo is brought in to get the last couple of outs, Jon Jay singles, scoring another run, but Hit Machine grounds into a double play ending the game.

Ethier and Kuo celebrate after the Dodgers 13-2 win

Clayton Kershaw improves to 16-5, and lowers his ERA to 2.51. he now has 207 strikeouts which leads the National League.

this game was crazy, we haven't seen the Dodgers score this many runs since that 15-0 game in Minnesota. although if you've been watching this team at all this year, you should know that since we scored all these runs tonight, well be shutout tomorrow on 4 hits.
well have to wait and see. can the Dodgers sweep? tune in tomorrow Dodger fans. Hiroki Kuroda will take the mound, hell draw against Jamie Garcia for the Cards. tomorrow's game is an early 1115AM start time, televised on Prime Ticket.  great night tonight for the Dodgers! GO BLUE

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