Monday, August 29, 2011

Post-Game 133 Thread: Kershaw Gets His 17th Win


118 pitches was just enough for Clayton Kershaw, who got the CG victory in the Dodgers' 4-1 win over the Padres. Kershaw struggled a bit with his command early on, but was supported by three key double plays in the first five frames, including a great 3-6-4 one started by James Loney in the fifth inning off a Mat Latos bunt attempt. Loney also added a two-run HR in the third, scoring Justin Sellers; Loney went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI and a long double besides the HR to the right field pavilion.

But this was Kershaw's night (he earned his 17th win), and he was awesome, finding a groove late and just coasting from about the sixth inning onward. Shoot, don't take my word for it. Here's Don Mattingly, from the post-game conference (speaking about Kershaw, as well as the team's recent offensive outburst and whether he had envisioned that from the start):