In 21 starts in Los Angeles against the Rockies, Kershaw is 14-3 with an ERA of 1.81. At Dodger Stadium, when Clayton Kershaw goes up to pitch against the Rockies, it’s just not a fair fight.
On June 18, 2014, Kershaw pitched a perfect game against the Rockies. It was one of the best pitching games ever. The left-handed pitcher struck out a career-high 15 batters on that magical night. Hanley Ramirez’s throwing error was the only way he let a runner reach second base, which helped Los Angeles win 8-0.
Kershaw, who is now 34, didn’t come close to being perfect on Friday night, but he still won. He went six innings without letting any runs in, which helped Los Angeles beat the struggling Rockies 10-1. The Rockies have lost a season-high six games and are 1-10 in their last 11 games.
Colorado’s record for the month was 9–17, which was the club’s second-worst September record ever. The Rockies’ offensive problems have been going on for a long time, and manager Bud Black told AT&T SportsNet that it’s frustrating. “Guys try too hard to get things done a lot of the time.” Some guys could get more relaxed with a few hits here and there. “
The Dodgers, on the other hand, are making new history. At 109-48, they want to be the first National League team to win 110 or more games since the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1909. They still need to win five games, all of which will be against the Rockies, whose record away from Coors Field has dropped to 24-52.
The Rockies seem to be under Kershaw’s spell. Kershaw is 14-3 against them in 21 starts in Los Angeles, with an ERA of 1.81.
He gave up five hits, walked two batters, and struck out four on Friday night. The only time the Rockies even touched Kershaw was in the second inning when Brendan Rodgers hit a single with one out and Sean Bouchard, a rookie left fielder, followed with a double. But Kershaw got Elias Diaz to strike out and got Ezequiel Tovar, a rookie shortstop, to fly out to the right field.
Chad Kuhl, a right-handed pitcher for Colorado who is about to become a free agent and may or may not be in the team’s plans for 2023, pitched pretty well for three innings. But when the Dodgers scored eight runs in the fourth, the roof fell in.
Gavin Lux and Chris Taylor both hit singles, which made it possible for Cody Bellinger to hit a three-run home run. Kuhl’s night was over after Mookie Betts hit a double and Freddie Freeman walked, but the Dodgers’ party was just getting started. They scored three runs on four hits off of reliever Jake Bird.
Kuhl gave up eight runs on six hits, walked three people, and struck out two. Kuhl has a 5.72 ERA. Black told MLB.com that after Bellinger’s home run, the pitcher didn’t make many good pitches. Smith’s line: 3 runs on 4 hits and 2 strikeouts in 1 2/3 innings. Smith’s ERA is 5.12.
And here are some more interesting facts: With runners in scoring position, Colorado was 0 for 6 while Los Angeles was 6 for 12.
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