Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Post-Game 79 Thread: Kershaw Hurls Yes-Hitter, Wins Anyway

All hail.

DODGERS 2, ROYALS 0

He's the gem of the Dodgers organization. He's the head of his own ambitious charitable organization. He's the highest-paid pitcher in baseball history. He's admired by fans of the enemy. And he's a stopper.

What Clayton Kershaw did tonight was almost as hard as throwing a no-hitter: following it up with eight innings of shutout baseball. He worked with the slimmest of leads after AGon grounded into a first-inning fielder's choice, scoring Turner — who, batting leadoff, saw 19 pitches in his first two ABs. Wonder if Donnie will try that again?

Dodgers win their first game at Kauffman Stadium. The Giants lost again. Three back, baby!

Sorry, Duffy.