Clayton Kershaw resembled his vintage self on Thursday afternoon, as he threw six scoreless innings in LA’s 7-0 triumph over the Giants.
For the game, Kershaw threw six scoreless innings, striking out four and giving no walks. This couldn’t come as any amazement, as he’s ruled the Giants throughout his whole career. Be that as it may, today the Giants simply got no opportunity against him.
San Francisco managed just four hits against him, and just had a runner in scoring position once. Donovan Solano led the second inning of with a double, yet was stranded at third base as the Giants failed to acquire him. They put a runner on second base in the third too, yet Kershaw figured out how to get away from the inning untouched.
Over the final four innings, the Giants were 1-for-13.
Kershaw is presently 4-1 on the season with a 1.80 ERA. Try not to look presently, yet he’s making a mid-season case for one more Cy Young Award.
All Kershaw required on Thursday afternoon was one run of help. Rather, the Dodgers gave him seven runs. Except for Justin Turner, everybody in the beginning lineup arrived at base.
LA got on the board in the first inning as a groundout from Cody Bellinger acquired the run. The Giants followed for about the whole game. The offense would go calm until the fourth inning, where they put four runs on the board. Generally speaking, everybody was contributing that inning. AJ Pollock walked, Chris Taylor and Joc Pederson came to with singles and Austin Barnes doubled to acquire two.
Barnes came in to score on a single from Corey Seager, giving LA the 5-0 lead. They’d put two additional runs on the board in the seventh inning as AJ Pollock crushed his 6th homer of the season with a two-run shot.