Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Kershaw Tosses First Career Shutout


Dodgers are out of 1st place by 10 games with less than 3 weeks left in the season. They also have a record under .500 but that doesn’t mean the fans should stop watching.  
Last night, Clayton Kershaw threw the game of his career. He blanked the San Francisco Giants for his first career complete game and shut out. The sad part is that not many people watched his performance or even cared because of how poorly this Dodger team is performing.
Kershaw only struckout 4 batters, but didn’t walk anyone. He’s had trouble with his command in the past but last night he was very effective. Hopefully this is a glimpse of the 2011 Kershaw, and he can finally become that ace we’ve all been waiting for.
Matt Kemp delivered the Dodgers only hit of the evening but it didn’t factor into the only run scored in the entire ballgame. Juan Uribe made a costly error in the top of the 6th inning with 2 outs and the bases loaded. It allowed Reed Johnson to score.
It’s crazy how baseball works sometimes. The fourth time since 1920 that the Dodgers have won a game 1-0 with 0/1 hits in the entire game. This particular game is one reason I love the sport and continue to watch no matter how my team is playing.
It’s also great watching the Dodgers spoil the Giants season.
WP: Clayton Kershaw 12-10 (Dodgers 72-73)
LP: Barry Zito 80-13 (Giants 81-64)