3:46 AM EDT, Tue June 28, 2016
Los Angeles Times 10 hours ago

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw undergoes treatment for back stiffness

Clayton Kershaw received treatment on Monday for lower back stiffness, but Manager Dave Roberts said the Dodgers ace would make his start later this week. Kershaw gave up four runs in six innings on Sunday against the Pirates. Kershaw has been dealing with a back issue for “the last few weeks,”...
Los Angeles Times 11 hours ago

Dodgers hold on for 5-4 win over Pirates, avoid sweep

For three games here at PNC Park, the Dodgers did some version of the same thing. The starting pitcher stumbled. The offense failed to compensate. The formula is not conducive to winning, which is why the Dodgers appeared on the verge of a dispiriting four-game sweep heading into Monday’s fifth...
Orange County Register Jun 27, 2016
Kershaw has rare bad inning and Dodgers fall to Pittsburgh, 4-3

Kershaw has rare bad inning and Dodgers fall to Pittsburgh, 4-3

PITTSBURGH – The sun will come up tomorrow. We assume. Nothing is certain anymore. Clayton Kershaw allowed four runs in the second inning Sunday night – more runs than he had allowed in 25 of his previous 26 starts – and took only his second...
Orange County Register Jun 26, 2016
On deck: Dodgers at Pirates, Monday, 9:30 a.m., SNLA

On deck: Dodgers at Pirates, Monday, 9:30 a.m., SNLA

Where: PNC Park TV: SNLA, 9:30 a.m. Did you know? Dodgers starting pitchers other than Clayton Kershaw have a 4.31 ERA and 1.35 WHIP this season and have averaged only 51/3 innings per start, going five innings or fewer in 30 of 61 games. THE...
Freese, Frazier get to Kershaw as Pirates win Kuhl's debut, 4-3

Freese, Frazier get to Kershaw as Pirates win Kuhl's debut, 4-3

Clayton Kershaw isn’t easily shaken. So when a bloop single off a rookie’s bat pushed across the game’s first run in the second inning Sunday night, David Freese was ready to pounce. He jumped on a first-pitch fastball and cleared the bases with a double up the gap, perhaps the most destructive swing against Kershaw this season, and the difference in a 4-3 Pirates win.
Orange County Register Jun 26, 2016
Final: Clayton Kershaw surrenders four runs early, Pirates beat him, 4-3

Final: Clayton Kershaw surrenders four runs early, Pirates beat him, 4-3

PITTSBURGH – The sun will come up tomorrow. We assume. Nothing is certain anymore. Clayton Kershaw allowed four runs in the second inning Sunday night – more than he had allowed in 25 of his previous 26 starts – and took only his second loss of...
River Ave. Blues Jun 26, 2016

Sunday Open Thread

Your browser does not support iframes.Here is the open thread for the rest of the weekend. The ESPN Sunday Night Baseball game is the Dodgers at the Pirates. Some poor kid named Chad Kuhl is going to be making his MLB debut on national television opposing Clayton Kershaw. Now watch Kuhl go out and chuck […] The post Sunday Open Thread appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Pirates notebook: Pitching prospect Kuhl makes first start tonight against Dodgers

Pirates notebook: Pitching prospect Kuhl makes first start tonight against Dodgers

Chad Kuhl knows how to make an entrance. The right-hander’s first start for Class AAA Indianapolis, a 5-4 win against Class AAA Columbus last September, sent the Governors’ Cup championship to a decisive Game 5. His first start for the Pirates will come tonight on ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” against the Los Angeles Dodgers and their ace Clayton Kershaw.
Gaslamp Ball Jun 24, 2016

Padres Preview: 06/24 Colin Rea faces Cody Reed in game 2 at GABP

The Padres are ahead in the series against the Reds after a 7-4 victory in yesterday’s opener. Game 2 of the four-game set will pit Colin Rea against Cody Reed, as the Padres try to keep their lead in the series and the Reds try to even things up. Rea is coming off a strong performance against the Nationals. He went 6 1/3 innings, allowing only two runs (one earned) on four hits. It was a good way to rebound from he previous start, when he exited the game after only 2 2/3 inning and gave up eight runs (six earned) on nine hits. Reed, who made his Major League debut on June 18th, gets his...
Sons of Steve Garvey Jun 23, 2016

Post-Game 74 Thread: Rebus Time!

DODGERS 4, NATIONALS 3 To recap: Dodgers down 3-2, bottom nine, one out, Howie Kendrick on first. Nationals closer Shawn Kelley gives up a single up the middle to Yasiel Puig, but Nats CF Michael Taylor swiftly runs past the ball which rolls all the way to the wall for an error. Puig then races around the bases, blows through a stop sign, and scores the winning run. Dodgers end up sweeping the pesky Nats. And after losing to Clayton Kershaw in the opener (expected), but then Yasmani Grandal's three-run HR yesterday (unexpected), Nationals manager Dusty Baker can't be happy tonight. What...
McCovey Chronicles Jun 22, 2016

Giants set season mark for hits, runs in win over Pirates

The Giants won, 15-4, and it never felt that close. After Tuesday night, there will have been 1,063 baseball games in the 2016 Major League Baseball season. One of them had a no-hitter. One of them featured one of the unlikeliest comebacks in baseball history. One of them featured a pitcher hitting a home run against Clayton Kershaw. All sorts of unlikely things can happen in a sample of 1,063 baseball games. In this particular contest, the Giants got 22 hits, which is more than any other team has had in a game this season. Or, to put it another way, the last time the Giants had more hits...
MASN Sports Jun 21, 2016

Harper and Zimmerman look to get going at the plate - Byron Kerr

Nobody ever really looks good against Clayton Kershaw. Both Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman struggled to get going against the three-time Cy Young Award winner in Monday's series opener between the Nationals and the Dodgers. Harper went 1-for-4 but had...
Sons of Steve Garvey Jun 21, 2016

Post-Game 72 Thread: Kershaw Rises To The Occasion While Strasburg Bows Out

Our all-time saves leader. DODGERS 4, NATIONALS 1 Washington Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg was scratched from tonight's matchup with back tightness, but Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw took centerstage and dominated. Seven innings, 8 Ks, 1 ER when he tired and labored through a tough seventh inning. Joe Blanton pitched a scoreless eighth and Kenley Jansen got his 162nd save, setting the franchise record (Eric Gagne apparently called to congratulate Jansen; Gagne will be at the game tomorrow for a ceremony). Justin Turner homered in the first and singled in Corey Seager in the fourth...
Orange County Register Jun 21, 2016
Final: Dodgers ride Clayton Kershaw, red-hot Justin Turner to 4-1 victory over Nationals

Final: Dodgers ride Clayton Kershaw, red-hot Justin Turner to 4-1 victory over Nationals

LOS ANGELES – In one of those omnipresent sponsorship tie-ins that fuel modern sports, we are nightly reminded at Dodger Stadium that Uber is “the preferred ride of the Dodgers.” But let’s be honest – that honor really belongs to Clayton...
Sons of Steve Garvey Jun 20, 2016

Game 72 Thread: June 20 vs. Nationals, 7p

Clayton Kershaw (10-1, 1.58) vs. Stephen Strasburg (10-0, 2.90). I'm going to go out on a limb and say that the Dodgers' offense won't be able to do much in the opening game of this series. And sadly, that probably has nothing to do with the fact that we're facing Strasburg, third in the majors with 118 Ks (teammate Max Scherzer, whom we won't see in this series, is second with 128; Kershaw leads with 133 Ks). It's because our team is 12th in the NL in OPS (Washington is 6th), and our best hitter is Corey Seager (30th) at .280; Daniel Murphy of the Nationals leads the NL with a .358 BA. ...

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