DLD Gameday Journal: June 18th vs. Giants

Lead-off Information

  • Location: Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles, CA)
  • First Pitch: 7:10 PM PT
  • Attendance: 48,219
  • Starting Pitchers: Clayton Kershaw (LAD) vs. Shaun Anderson (SF)
  • Final Score: 9-0 Dodgers (LAD ties series, 1-1)
  • W – Kershaw (7-1), L – Anderson (2-2), SV – N/A

A Quick Summary

On the fifth anniversary of Clayton Kershaw’s no-hitter, the Dodgers called on the southpaw to make the start in game two of this series against the Giants.

In classic Kershaw fashion, he owned the Giants in this one. The offense brought the fire that they lacked on Monday night, posting nine runs. However, beyond their run total, the Dodgers played rather poorly with runners in scoring position, finishing 3 for 14 in those situations.

Nevertheless, the Dodgers’ pitching and defense was superb on Tuesday and was a large part of what put the Dodgers in position to tie the series up at a game a piece.

DLD Player of the Game

Clayton Kershaw

Seven shutout innings on your own bobblehead night is hard to argue with. Clayton Kershaw’s outing on Tuesday counts as his eleventh quality start in twelve starts this season. Along with his quality starts streak, Kershaw’s ERA dipped below 3.00, reaching 2.85.

Kershaw has not finished a season with an ERA higher than 2.91 since his rookie season in 2008, and he is still on pace to continue that streak in 2019.

Arrick Joel has covered the Dodgers since 2017. Follow him on Twitter @ArrickJoel, and follow @DodgersLowDown for more.