Clayton Kershaw hadn't pitched in 12 days. For his safety, we didn't want him to pitch tonight. Apparently, he disagreed. His outing was so-so — 5.0 IP, 1 ER, 5 BB, 5 K, 10 baserunners — but showed Dodger fans that as long as this team has a ghost of a chance, he's going to throw until his arm drops off. Figuratively, people.
Oh, and Adrian Gonzalez owns Homer Bailey, hitting two solo home runs off him tonight. In 16 career ABs against Bailey, Gonzalez now has five homers. So if A-Gon can face Bailey for every single AB left in this season, we're good!
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