Kershaw CLXXIV: Kershowse Encounters of the Third Kind

Rays at Dodgers, 5:05 p.m.

According to the Dodger press notes, the team’s current 36-8 run is not only the best by a Dodger team since 1953, it’s the best by any National League team since then.

It’s remarkable that three of the eight losses have come during Clayton Kershaw starts – more than any other Dodger starting pitcher – even though Kershaw has had a 1.62 ERA since the hot streak began.  The other five losses have been spread in games started by Chris Capuano (2), Stephen Fife, Ricky Nolasco and Zack Greinke.

Here is the Kershaw log during that time:

Los Angeles is 2-3 in Kershaw’s past five starts. He has a 2.00 ERA with three walks and 37 strikeouts in those five outings.

In games not started by Kershaw, the Dodgers have not lost since July 25. They have won 13 straight games not started by Kershaw.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Go BLUE!!!!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Wow! These facts sure seem to define “counter-intuitive”!

    • WinnipegDave

      Baseball is a strange, strange game.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Why must we get the Sunday night game on the same day that Breaking Bad returns?!? I guess I’ll record BB and watch it after Kershaw and the boys dispatch of the Rays.

    • WBBsAs

      Why do we have to suffer through blacked-out ESPN games at all?

      • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

        I guess when you’re playing well they actually want to put you on national television. Instead of just playing Yanks/RedSox every week. Heavy weighs the crown… Walter White knows a thing or two about that.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Well the Roxs swept the Buco’s now 3.5 games back

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Baseball Tonight ‏@BBTN1m
    Over last 70 seasons, NL teams that have won @ least 36 wins in 44-game stretch have reached the WorldSeries 3x pic.twitter.com/6R3PZqXbNY

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      we need to bookend this graph with a Won World Series

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Love that ESPN commercial with Kershaw and the pencils

    • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

      I know you posted the Puig Sunday Night Baseball commercial but did you guys catch the Vin one? It’s amazing. But also misleading as I thought maybe they’d let him broadcast the game.

      • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

        not sure

        • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

          I actually think it is from last year, but awesome none the less.

          http://youtu.be/SPyX9xZamRc

          • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

            yea great one…remember this

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Dodgers Nation ‏@DodgersNation2m
    DBacks lose 9-5. Dodgers lead the NL West by 7 games heading into tonight’s game.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT
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    Ray Ratto ‏@RattoCSN35m
    And this is why raw numbers are Satan’s prom date RT @BillShaikin: Juan Pierre is 5 hits from tying Joe DiMaggio on the all-time hit list:

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Los Angeles Dodgers ‏@Dodgers5m
    Battery to the bullpen: pic.twitter.com/AQDkoG81s1

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    MLB ‏@MLB4m
    #Dbacks OF @IAmCodyRoss suffered dislocated right hip trying to beat out grounder in first inning of Sunday’s game: http://atmlb.com/13Rg2zf

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Got this from nsxtasy on MSTI:

    Per Tony Jackson at dodgerscribe.com: “Mattingly said he considers Zack Greinke to be among his stable of regular pinch hitters — EXCEPT on the day before he pitches and in some cases, the day after he pitches.”

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Nice play Dee! Good first half.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Easy inning..nice play Gonzo!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Now let’s scratch

  • das411

    and these Dodgers are doing this without that Bison fellow?

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    My parents are at this game

    MEllis!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Hanley: We keep winning. That makes it easy to make a decision. If I had to play tomorrow, I would get here early, get treatment and go for it. (But) there are three people making this decision: the trainer and the manager, and then they see how I feel every day.

    Also… Mattingly said he considers Zack Greinke to be among his stable of regular pinch hitters — EXCEPT on the day before he pitches and in some cases, the day after he pitches.

    “By spiking him up, if we’re down a guy, it feels like we’re not down a guy because we can use him,” Mattingly said.

    http://dodgerscribe.com/updates-on-ramirez-kemp-and-some-miscellany/

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Another K

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    another good one

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Dre!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    AJ!

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Let’s go Dee!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    KershAw!!

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Clayton!

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    As Jon’s post above shows, he just may have to do it himself!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    CC!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    MEllis!!

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Thought that had a chance.

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      me too

      • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

        A little surprised CC didn’t score too being there were two outs.

        • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

          yea but I think wallach played it right…Think CC was dead meat…good play off the wall and good relay

          • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

            I can’t rewind, was CC running hard on contact? If he didn’t thinking it was a home run that may be why it looked close.

          • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

            I rewound because I couldn’t believe it either

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    DP!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    PUIG!!

    • Bob_Hendley

      Just got back from Nat-Fillies. Sitting above the Fillie pen watching Papelbum warm up I happily informed him that Puig would be all over that stuff.

      • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

        Haha that’s awesome.

      • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

        Love it ^_^

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    AJ SAC!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    DRE!!!!

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Great catch!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Bullpen already

    • John_from_Aus

      a short leash

      • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

        yea he hasn’t been stellar recently

        • John_from_Aus

          we make all opposing pitchers look ordinary :)

    • TAFKA_Gagne55

      I just opened up this thread without checking the game first, saw this comment and was like “oh no, Kershaw got KO’d?!” Then I looked up the score and felt much better.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    I like to see that out of Dee.

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      Maury should be all over Dee or get Brett Butler to teach him

      • mike_tink

        Brett Butler is the manager of the Reno Aces AAA affiliate of the Dbags

        • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

          yea I know

          • mike_tink

            so you meant after the season in Brett’s case. I wish you had said so then I wouldn’t have taken the time to reply

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    CC good eye!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    GONZO!!

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    They can’t be stopped!

    • Bob_Hendley

      They really can’t be. But they can be slowed dowm (IBB for Puig)

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Boo! Madden is obviously worried about what Puig can do.

    • John_from_Aus

      but so can Andre

      • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

        Unfortunately not so much against lefties.

  • John_from_Aus

    and that, Ladies and Gentlemen, is how you play Baseball

  • scooplew

    This is the first time since June 9, 2011, that Kershaw has scored two runs in a game.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Juanito!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    3 outs

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    Earned run off Kershaw, but if not for the error he would have had a DP earlier in inning and been home free.

    • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

      Was just thinking, that’s a tough “earned” run after Crawford’s boot in the outfield.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    AJ!

  • WBBsAs

    Yasiel is not the only notable Puig: https://tinyurl.com/d4talzw

    • scooplew

      Nice.

      • mike_tink

        there’s also a Puig in the ML section of b-r; appears to be an Anglo to my eyes

        • foul tip

          And Monica Puig, pro lady tennis player from Puerto Rico. Won at least match at Wimbledon this year.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Come on Dee….

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    DP Time

  • scooplew

    Gordon, the only Dodger whose first name is his letter grade.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    DP!!

    • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

      They just gotta hit it to second or third!

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Oh he got that one!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    MELLIS!!!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Bill Plunkett ‏@billplunkettocr7m
    8 Rs for Kershaw? #Dodgers lineup acting like neglectful parent trying to make up for everything with 1 gut-busting trip to ice cream parlor

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Los Angeles Dodgers ‏@Dodgers 53s

    Blue Heaven on Earth from the Goodyear Blimp: pic.twitter.com/ifd5blnpr8

    AT LEAST MY PARENTS GET TO SEE A KERSHAW BLOWOUT

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    There ya go Dee!

  • foul tip

    So, Mark Ellis with 6 is now just one HR behind Ethier.

    Interesting seeing Clayton take a return throw from Ellis barehanded out of frustration with a pitch a bit ago. If this had been May or June, he’d probably have fractured a finger on his pitching hand.

    But you know what? It ain’t May or June anymore.

    Still, Clayton, please don’t do that.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    juanito!

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    I’m glad Longoria enjoyed executing that hidden ball trick, it’s the only thing he’s going to enjoy all weekend.

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      yea the bright point of their trip to LA

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Dee!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    We was robbed!!

    • scooplew

      As a Brooklyn native, I prefer the spelling “wuz.” LOL.

  • bluegeorge

    I’m thinking of that young Bay Area Dodgers fan who told his school assembly – in that video that went viral – about how the giants winning the series was the worst day of his life. Must be a great summer for that kid.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Ugh, third error for Dee.

  • btimmer

    Dee Offerman tonight.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    DP Time

  • 4d3fect

    Dee Gordon, the next Henry Skrimshander?

    • foul tip

      Dee Gordon, shortstop for your ABQ Isotopes.

      3 for Dee. Rhymes, but not good times for him.

    • scooplew

      I started “The Art of Fielding,” by Harbach, but I put it down. Should I pick it up and resume reading it?

      • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

        You bet.

        • 4d3fect

          What he said.

  • btimmer

    Since 1893, the most errors in a game by a shortstop in a 9-inning game is 5. That was last done by Donie Bush in 1911.

    Three shortstops have made four errors in an inning: Shorty Fuller in 1888, Ray Chapman in 1914, and Lennie Merullo in 1942.

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    J.P. Hoornstra ‏@jphoornstra3m
    That last run was unearned, so Clayton Kershaw’s ERA is at 1.88 for the season.

  • TAFKA_Gagne55

    Kershaw is at 102 pitches so with a 6 run lead, I think it’ll be another Marmol game.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Put the children to bed, it’s Marmol time!

    • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

      A nice outing, to be fair.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Ball Game Dodgers Win!!!!

    17 games over .500

    won 10 of last 11 gms, 20-3 since ASB, 37-8 since 6/22

    7.5 gms ahead of the Dbags,

    #3 seed, 4.5 gms back of the #1 seed

    15 straight series win or tie 11-0-4

    Series Sweep, Still Streaking!!!!

    http://i.imgur.com/AMbO5zV.jpg

    • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

      That 7.5 game lead is real nice.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Sweeeep!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Sweet sweep!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Marmol looked good

    • Bob_Hendley

      He did indeed.

    • foul tip

      Broadcasters commenting on Dodgers trying to get him to get lower half of his body into his pitches.

      Suggest video tape Nolan Ryan and Tom Seaver.

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  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    I know some of you
    don’t care about the #1 seed in the NL or think it’s too soon but here it is:

    Dodgers in 3th place in the NL standings, tied with the
    cards.

    3 games behind the Bucs.

    4.5 games behind the Barves….very obtainable…Go BLUE!!!!

    pic.twitter.com/R0s1kaupQq

    • John_from_Aus

      dareI say it, I’m starting to care, as 7.5 lead is pretty big

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Mets, Phils, and Marlins coming up… time to run away with it.

    • John_from_Aus

      We should, we need to keep it going

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    standing since June 22:

    http://i.imgur.com/HKCY15U.jpg

    • John_from_Aus

      That is remarkable

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT
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    Los Angeles Dodgers ‏@Dodgers9m
    RECAP: @ClaytonKersh22 tosses eight dominant innings in #Dodgers’ 8-2 win over Rays. http://atmlb.com/19mum7f pic.twitter.com/dHZJidNJAz

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    current NL west standings:

    http://i.imgur.com/YQ2hf7n.jpg

    • foul tip

      If the best you can do is .509, you ought to be 7.5 back, if not more.

  • foul tip

    Graphic about Kershaw having best ERA with 1000 innings in the modern era is all the more notable because of numbers 2 & 3 on list….Whitey Ford and Sandy Koufax.

    What strikes me is that all 3 of those greats are lefties. If you put a lot of stock in lefty/righty stuff, all the more remarkable given the dominant number of right handed hitters.

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      very remarkable

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    • Guest

      Carlos Marmol…..9 pitches, 8 strikes. Was that THE Carlos Marmol? ;-])

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Los Angeles Dodgers ‏@Dodgers49s
    Clayton Kershaw is 49-0 in his career when he gets four or more runs of support.

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    NPUT