Kershaw Keeps on Truckin’

Clayton Kershaw showed why he is the Dodgers ace pitcher and a favorite to win the Cy Young award.  Despite not being overpowering in terms of strikeouts, Kershaw turned in a complete game masterpiece winning 4-1 over the Padres.  Kershaw is now 17-5 on the year and a dominating 10-1 with a 1.80 ERA at Dodger Stadium.

James Loney continued his hot streak with another homer.  He has gone 18 for 35 in his last 8 games, raising his batting average from .254 to .275.  Maybe he reads this blog and was tired of being called “Loweeny” all the time.  If Loney continues his torrid streak through the end of the year, the Dodgers will have a big decision to make regarding his salary for next year.

Señor Winces, AKA Andre Ethier, went 3 for 4 with an RBI.  Either his knee felt better, or he was grinning and bearing it.

Today Hiroki Kuroda takes the mound against the Padres Tim Stauffer.  Kuroda has gone 4-1 in August with a 2.16 ERA.  It is amazing what happens when the team scores runs for Kuroda.  They scored 27 runs in his 13 losses before August.  In his five games in August, they scored 28 runs.

This Day in Dodgers History

August 30, 1952 – Nine-time All-Star infielder Arky Vaughn drowns with a friend when their boat capsized while fishing in a volcanic lake near Eagleville, CA. The former shortstop and third baseman, who compiled .318 batting average and a .406 on-base percentage playing with the Pirates and Dodgers, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1985.

August 30

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89 Responses to Kershaw Keeps on Truckin’

  1. trublu4ever says:

    Kersh show more and more every time out why he is a “pitcher” and not a “hurler”. I am impressed with his maturity t such a young age.

  2. JhallWally says:

    29 games left. We need to go 18-11 to finish at .500. I’d like to see them do it and the way they have been playing of late, it is certainly a realistic thought. Always better when the mouths are shut and the bats are doing the talking. When the bats are silent and the players are running their yaps, bad things happen.

  3. nellyjune says:

    I could say “cool” too, but here at school, it says the video is blocked saying “Adult/Sexually Explicit sites are blocked”. I am surprised some of your avatars are not blocked as well – LMAO!!!

  4. Oh, back to school they go, back to school they go, high ho the derio, to learn and develop and grow.

    Imagine the fact that Loney, as hot as he is hitting right now, could out homer Ethier even after a horrid start.

    You can’t write it up any better than in Hollywood.
    🙂

  5. Hi OTD.
    Yes, it’s great to have Kershaw and his brilliant performances, it truly gives us hope for the future. The offense, especially Loney is really on a tear. It was good to see Ethier finally have a good night. It was like old times. I hope they can give Kuroda some more support tonight. Winning really feels good, no matter what place your in and no matter who the owner is.(LOL)

    • trublu4ever says:

      Me too…let’s give Hiroki some run support boys. Continue the timely hitting and driving in runs. GO, DODGERS, GO!

    • Hiro deserves some runs tonight. Hope he can make it 5-1 for August.

      Wonder if they will show the Cirque de Soleil Love act with the exploding Volkswagen on the telecast tonight?

  6. trublu4ever says:

    Heard that the entire broadcast team will return in 2012….just hope the owner & GM will be gone!

  7. Nellyjune says:

    Cubs winning 1-0 🙂

  8. trublu4ever says:

    Andre 😉

  9. trublu4ever says:

    YAY!

  10. trublu4ever says:

    Very tough ump tonight. Not going to be good,

  11. It ain’t pretty, but we’ll take it.

  12. trublu4ever says:

    ANDRE….GRAND SALAMI!!!!!

  13. vl4eccjr says:

    WOW!!!
    OMG!!
    Late arrival, but got here in time for the slam!

  14. Nellyjune says:

    Well, if that isn’t a “Fuck You Ned” moment for Andre!!!

  15. Damn. Where was this team at the beginning of the year?

  16. Nellyjune says:

    Cubs are winning 3-0 🙂

  17. trublu4ever says:

    LMAO…Kuroda, a hit!

  18. trublu4ever says:

    Dbacks winning….gnats losing….Tru likes this!

  19. trublu4ever says:

    Stevie Buckner….the worst umpire in the major leagues!

  20. trublu4ever says:

    Matty nails him at the plate!

    I love chatting with myself 😉

  21. trublu4ever says:

    WOO-HOO…3 for 3!

  22. I’m really torn on if they should sign Kuroda again for next season. On the one hand, he’s old. On the other, he’s a helluva lot better than Lilly.

  23. trublu4ever says:

    Sheeit!

  24. trublu4ever says:

    F*CK!

  25. Good to see the Dodgers using their eyes at the plate and Ethier hitting that GS.
    Let’s hope they can hold on.

  26. vl4eccjr says:

    WTF? Back to back? Kuroda’s throwing cookies now!!
    Hope the bullpen’s night off last game regenerated them. . .

  27. Nellyjune says:

    Please tell me 8 runs is enough. Wow!!!!

  28. vl4eccjr says:

    UGH! Now we get to see which Grrear shows up. . .

  29. vl4eccjr says:

    Woo hoo! Cubbies busting on the Giants now 5-1!!!

  30. Nellyjune says:

    Let’s Go Dodgers!!!!

  31. Damn I wish they’d have traded Carroll when they had the chance.

    This is what drives me nuts about this club too – they score all these runs in one inning, then they pack up their lunchboxes and go home.

  32. C’mon Kenly – go get ’em!

  33. Who do you all think makes for a better closer – Jansen or Guerra?

  34. Next question – does Brox get anything but a minor league contract with an invite to ST from any club?

  35. trublu4ever says:

    Yoo-Hoo, Dodgereric……paid attendance last night: 29,764…..paid attendance tonight 36,589 (in their dreams!)

  36. trublu4ever says:

    Come on Javy, do your thing!

  37. trublu4ever says:

    Buckner…you should be banned from baseball!

  38. trublu4ever says:

    Whew!

  39. Nellyjune says:

    Way to go Dodgers!!!!

  40. vl4eccjr says:

    Always a great day, or night when the Dodgers win, and the Giants lose!

  41. trublu4ever says:

    Gnats lost…Dbacks won! and, our Dodgers are only 5 behind the gnats!

  42. nedisajerk says:

    •The Dodgers, now at 520 runs scored and 518 runs allowed, have a positive run differential for the first time since April 1, after the second game of the season

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