Clayton Kershaw recorded his 3rd win of the season, and 50th of his career, in tonight’s very well pitched game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Things got a little interesting when Ian Kennedy nearly hit Kershaw in the 3rd, only to get himself almost hit by Clayton in the 5th. Both teams got a warning but nothing ensued.
Unfortunately for Matt Kemp, he had to sit and look on from the dugout, putting an end to his 399 consecutive games played (the longest current streak in the Majors) due to his hamstring - he’s listed
as day-to-day on the 15 day DL.
The game ended on some spectacular plays to close the 9th inning, starting with an over-the-railing catch by James Loney and an incredible over-the-shoulder catch by Justin Sellars that propelled him into the stands in foul territory.
Keys to Win:
- Kershaw went 7 scoreless innings with 6 K’s. (And refused to be intimidated)
- Dee Gordon was quick to put the Dodgers on the board after getting a lead-off hit to start the game and ending up on 3rd after a botched pick-off attempt by Ian Kennedy. M. Ellis would bat him in.
- Andre Ethier hit a solo shot to deep, deep right field to put the Dodgers up 2-0.
- Adam Kennedy sac flied to center to score AJ Ellis, getting the Dodger’s last run of the night.
- Gwynn threw Pollock out at home in the 3rd inning after running through a late stop-sign by the 3rd base coach (and ex Giant) Matt Williams :)
The Dodgers add yet another ‘W’ to baseball’s best, 24-11 record.
Also, Magic, Stan Kasten, Larry King, Kenny Lofton, Steve Lyons, and Eric Karros were all in attendance.
Larry taking his
grandchildren children (?…) to meet Magic and Kenny…cause he can.
Accidental close-up of Stan Kasten
Larry (what looks to be) threatening Magic if the Dodgers don’t get to the World Series
Larry clarifying that was just a joke and hugs it out with Magic.
Super stealthy picture of Eric Karros (and about 100 unknowing photo-bombers) - Find him?
Steve Lyons trying to be buddy-buddy with Magic…lasted 30 seconds.
Kenny Lofton after having spent most of the game with Magic (and looking good in that suit!)
Magic loving Ethier’s solo shot to put the Dodgers up 2-0.
Dodgers win and record their 24th win of the season (the most in all of baseball).