By Jon Weisman
Ever so rarely, Clayton Kershaw will be less than perfect, and the baseball world will scramble its jets to understand why.
Almost without fail, the why is beside the point. The essential answer is that nobody is always perfect. Not even Kershaw.
In the second inning tonight, the Pirates ambushed the likely National League All-Star starter, scoring every run that it needed in a 4-3 victory, Pittsburgh’s eighth straight home win against the Dodgers.
Kershaw has lost two of those games, allowing four runs on nine hits with two walks in each. In only one other game in the past 12 months has Kershaw allowed at least four runs.