DODGERS 13, CARDINALS 4
Clayton Kershaw's a pretty easy going guy, but he might be more than a little miffed that the Dodgers waited until after he pitched to explode for 13 runs. The six runs they put up against Jake Westbrook in the second ended up being enough to get Ricky Nolasco the win. Not satisfied with the six, they went on to add seven more, thanks to 4-RBI-nights from both Andre Ethier (a homer shy of the cycle) and Skip Schumaker.
Jake Westbrook? Wait, wasn't he starting Thursday's game? Ah, so it turns out Carl Crawford knocked out Shelby Miller on the second pitch of the game by lining a double off his pitching elbow. YEEOWCH! (Miller is day-to-day with an elbow contusion.)
One more note on Kershaw, via Jon Weisman:
The #Dodgers now have scored more runs tonight than they have scored for Clayton Kershaw in the past month.— Jon Weisman (@jonweisman) August 8, 2013
Yeah, guys. Maybe support the ace every once in a while.