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Kershaw CLXXV: Kershawll in the Family

Dodgers at Phillies, 4:05 p.m.


Blue Is the Warmest Color: Dodgers 4, Phillies 0


Now, the Dodgers don’t even allow any runs


  1. KT

    Go BLUE!!!!

  2. KT

    MLB Trade Rumors ‏@mlbtraderumors1m
    Braves Release Blake DeWitt #mlb

  3. ASW1

    Kuroda finally had an off game today – I still like to see him do well, but I don’t mind seeing the Yanks lose, either.

  4. KT

    MLB Fan Cave ‏@MLBFanCave3m
    VIDEO: Taekwondoist does incredible flip before throwing out first pitch:

  5. KT

    way to get on Hanley

  6. btimmer

    Why am I not surprised Gameday reads “Coaching visit to mound.”

  7. btimmer

    The hated 1-2-3

  8. btimmer

    Bases loaded, no outs, run in. Andre Ethier looks back at dugout, “Oh Kershaw’s pitching tonight. Time for a DP ball.”

  9. KT

    let’s get some moar runs

  10. KT


  11. btimmer

    The last few days have not been to Juan Uribe: Hidden ball trick, striking out on an HBP, and then … whatever you call that.

    • KT

      yes a tough week especially with all the ribbing he gets anyway

    • Artieboy

      Boy we are going to miss Uribe next year!!!

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        If this would have been posted last year, it would have attracted all kinds of (negative) attention.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Doing well at the plate, however.

  12. Artieboy

    6 up 6 down. Hope that isn’t a rule violation :)

  13. KT

    Come on CC start us off again

  14. KT

    Puig’s double was 29th multi-hit game of his career (65 games)

  15. KT


  16. KT


  17. Bob_Hendley

    Big bat, Kid!

  18. Do I read Gameday correctly that Puig has been thrown out at both third and home in this game? What the heck? Can someone explain?

    • KT

      1-2-3 DP for the home out…tagging on a short fly ball to CF for the out at third

      • Thanks. Wild horse being wild again, apparently.

        • KT

          DP not his fault…dre shattered his bat and hit it right back to the pitcher with bases loaded

      • KT

        the cf was flatfooted and the throw was off line but still got him…shouldn’t have tried

  19. KT

    Bill Plunkett ‏@billplunkettocr1m
    21 scoreless innings by #Dodgers pitchers thru 5th inning tonight. Stretches back to 3rd inning vs Mets on Wed.

  20. KT

    DP Time again

  21. KT

    Unless Kershaw picks off Mayberry He can’t face the minimum now. Damn.

  22. KT

    No minimum for Kershaw

  23. Bob_in_Vegas

    Totally OT: The commercial break I heard after the bottom of the 6th featured something interesting . . . a cut-in from the remote at the Chicken Ranch in Southern Nevada, in a county where prostitution is legal.

  24. Bob_in_Vegas

    Two runs is better than one or none . . . but what is it with the Dodger bats going AWOL for Kershaw (other than his own, again!)? Maybe it’s a positive thing, pushing him to lower his ERA — out of necessity. What if he went into Witness Protection and got a new identity . . . maybe THEN the bats would come alive for him?

    • KT

      Didn’t they score a lot for him last game?

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        That was by far the exception.

        • Bob_in_Vegas

          I believe it was a piece assessing Cy Young candidates the other day which pointed out the stretch of 2 games where LA scored a total of 1 for the Kid over two games .

  25. WinnipegDave

    Kershaw is on a mission tonight – beat Philly for the first time. What a strong inning!

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      I don’t have visuals, but am I correct in assuming that he’s NOT carefree and laughing in the dugout, as he is when he’s not pitching? I picture him as focused and determined (with the talent to go with that!).

      • WinnipegDave

        I’m not the right guy to answer because I only get to listen to the Dodgers, but from what I have read – your image of Kershaw is correct. I don’t even know if he is singing hymns in the dugout a la Hershiser.

        • ASW1

          He’s all business tonight – serious as can be.

          • btimmer

            Kershaw is well-known as being very serious and focused when he’s pitching. He doesn’t really want anyone to talk to him during a start except for his catcher and the coaches.

          • Bob_in_Vegas

            Thanks. . . . Which is why I enjoy all the other photos of him when he IS talking and laughing with the others.

          • WinnipegDave

            Who was it that almost took the standing bet about going up to Kershaw during one of his starts and talking to him? Kershaw found out later and said that he would have taken the player’s head off.

          • btimmer

            Josh Lindblom.

          • WinnipegDave

            Clearly expendable.

  26. Bob_in_Vegas

    Let’s get two!

  27. WinnipegDave

    A double? Pull him! (Not really…)

  28. Bob_in_Vegas

    Get the K or double play!

  29. KT

    setting up the DP

  30. Bob_in_Vegas

    C’mon, Kid — one more!

  31. ASW1

    Huge out

  32. Bob_in_Vegas

    I feel Kersh IS struggling . . . but I’d rather the fate of his record — and the Dodgers’ — be in his arm.

  33. ASW1

    Kershaw just ignored Donnie on that visit

    • KT

      no he replied…”I’m alright”

      • ASW1

        Yeah but he just glanced at him for a second while he was talking to AJ, nodded his head and mumbled “yeah”, then went right back to talking strategy with AJ

  34. KT

    Leaves Kershaw in

  35. Bob_in_Vegas

    Mo talking about a hit to the OF and you — ‘basically Puig’ — don’t want to miss the cutoff man.

  36. The Fightin’ Phils aren’t pinch-hitting for their relief pitcher? How odd.

  37. Bob_in_Vegas

    Get the K . . . or any (out) play!

  38. ASW1

    That was strike 3

  39. Bob_in_Vegas

    More and more uncomfortable . . .

  40. KT

    3 outs…Get an insurance run or two now

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Enough for League to mop up!

      • WinnipegDave

        You called it I think!

        • Bob_in_Vegas

          My response is what Rick Monday said to me when i thanked him for that HR vs. Montreal in ’81 . . . “My pleasure.”

  41. Bob_in_Vegas

    Kid K!!!!!

  42. ASW1

    Got him on strike 4!

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Just like when he needs to bring in the run, I can picture him saying ‘Whatever it takes!’

  43. KT


    • WinnipegDave

      I bet Wallach flinched.

      • KT

        I was at that game 6/22 where hanley hit him with the line drive…the only time I ever lost the ball off the bat…Tim told me he didn’t see it until it was 10 feet from him

  44. WinnipegDave

    Good start by Ramirez.

  45. Bob_in_Vegas

    Looks like the bad aspects of Puig are contagious as well as his enthusiasm.

  46. WinnipegDave

    Is Shoe okay?

  47. Bob_in_Vegas


  48. KT


  49. WinnipegDave

    Wonderful Juan!

  50. WinnipegDave

    Could have been 6-0 if Hanley hadn’t gotten picked off. I’m hoping that it won’t matter one little bit.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Let it be cause for playful kidding, a la Juan and the bag.

      • WinnipegDave

        Yes. And I think Juan will be getting the last laugh tonight!

  51. Bob_in_Vegas

    I’m careful not to count those chickens, but the extra runs make me feel a lot better . . . so the focus can be a little more on individual stats: Kershaw taken out means he cannot give up a run in this game, earned or otherwise, so his ERA will drop even more.

  52. Bob_in_Vegas

    Mo just said Kershaw lowered his ERA to 1.8 and BAA .182 . . . nice symmetry to capture his mastery.

  53. KT

    Ball Game Dodgers Win!!!! Kershaw wins his 1st against the Phillies

    22 games over .500

    10 straight wins, longest streak of the season

    won 15 of last 16 gms, 25-3 since ASB, won 19 of last 20 on
    the road

    42-8 since 6/22, Tied for 3rd best 50 game record since 1900

    8.5 gms ahead of the Dbags, 2nd largest lead by a division

    #2 seed, 3.5 gms back of the #1 seed

    17 straight series win or tie 13-0-4

    Still Streaking!!!!

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      “Inconceivable!” “I don’t think that means what you think it does.”

  54. Bob_in_Vegas

    Scratch the Phils off the Kid’s “to beat” list.

  55. Bob_in_Vegas

    Speaking of stats, didn’t Greinke win the Cy Young with a losing record? At the most, it was very poor.

    • WinnipegDave

      I believe that Gagne is the only pitcher ever in either league to win the Cy Young award with a losing record.

  56. KT

    Dodgers Tied for 2nd in the overall MLB standings.

    Tied with the Bucs.

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

  57. Bob_in_Vegas

    I wonder if each new starting pitcher feels the pressure to keep such a streak going.

  58. KT

    in the last 10 games the dbacks have played .700 baseball and lost 3 games in the standings

  59. KT

    Dodgers PR ‏@DodgersPR7m
    #Dodgers Major League-leading 16th shutout of the season.

    • That’s pretty fantastic. Here’s an amazing fact: in 1968 Bob Gibson threw 13 shutouts (of his 22 wins; he actually lost 9 that season while posting that incredible ERA of 1.12).

  60. KT

    Los Angeles Dodgers ‏@Dodgers11m
    Enjoy watching Juan Uribe unleash this 3-run monster home run in the 9th:

  61. KT

    Dodgers PR ‏@DodgersPR12m
    First double-digit winning streak for the #Dodgers since an 11-game run from July 28-Aug. 8, 2006.

  62. KT

    Phillies announcers earlier said of kershaw ends up leading era again, it’ll be his 3rd year in a row. That’s only happened two other times before – Maddux and Sandy

  63. KT

    Los Angeles Dodgers ‏@Dodgers3m
    Twitter curtain call for @ClaytonKersh22! Kershaw has a 1.40 ERA in his last 10 starts.

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