DODGERS 6, MARLINS 0
Clayton Kershaw is very, very, very good at baseball. This is not news. What might be news is just how good he is. With today's eight shutout innings over the Marlins, Kershaw lowered his ERA to 1.72. ONE POINT SEVEN TWO. Sandy Koufax's career-low ERA was 1.73. I am in awe.
Oh, and hey, the offense decided to back him again today. They put up six runs on eight hits, five of which were doubles. Puig smashed a double so far that just about everyone watching it were Steinered into thinking it was a home run. Puig also tried to steal home on a Skip Schumaker HBP, so there's that.
Anything else noteworthy from this game? Hmmm. Lemme see...
Alright, fine. Brian Wilson finally made his Dodgers debut in the ninth. And you know what? He was pretty good. He struck out two, including Giancarlo Stanton looking. He did give up a double, but allowed no runs. After the game, Arash Markazi posted this picture, which makes me want to invent a time machine so I can travel back to 2011 with it and freak EVERYONE out.
Going into play on June 22, the Dodgers were 9.5 games out of first place. At the end of play on August 22, they stand 9.5 games on top. This is so much fun, and I do not want it to stop.