Clayton Kershaw (9-5, 3.15) vs. R.A. Dickey (6-4, 2.73 ERA).
COMMENTS: Who is R.A. Dickey? Short answer: He's the Mets' Charlie Haeger. Long answer: Read this article — it contains the phrase "missing the ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow."
Who is Clayton Kershaw? Just the latest Dodgers starter, who will hopefully continue/improve upon these preceding performances:
- 7/21 Chad Billingsley: CGSO
- 7/22 Hiroki Kuroda: 8.0 scoreless
- 7/23 Vicente Padilla: 7.0 IP, 1 ER
- 7/24 Carlos Monasterios: 5.0 scoreless
Now if the offense can only score more than two runs during regulation, Kershaw might actually get a chance at a victory. Has James Loney's walkoff energy infused the Dodger bats? Or will the Dodgers end up eating a knuckle sandwich?
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