During his career, the individual statistics he has posted are 17 wins (2014), a 2.16 ERA (2009), 242 strikeouts (2009), and a 1.07 WHIP (2009). However, Colorado manager Walt Weiss was pleased with the right-hander’s effort.
Chris Hatcher came in and closed things out as the Dodgers took the first game of the series 4-1. A lot of them seem to think fans should scatter as soon as a ball comes their way, then genuflect in reverence as they attempt to catch it.
They both clung to the ball for one, two, three seconds, before Gonzalez seized control, nabbed the out and walked away from the Boston fan, giving him a Michael Jordan stare-down on his way back to the infield.
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers have been remarkably apathetic so far about what is developing as an exciting three-way race for the National League Cy Young award, particularly when you consider that two of the contenders, Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke, pitch for them.
Jon Gray put up an eight strikeout effort against Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers, but the Rockies offense was unable to provide much run support as they lost 4-1. I should have gotten to strike one early on some guys and it caused me to throw a lot of pitches.
Third baseman Justin Turner delivered the go-ahead run with an RBI double in the fifth, boosting the Dodgers (83-60) to their third straight win. “It’s fun to watch”, Dodgers rookie shortstop Corey Seager said”.
While the look on the fan’s face suggests it might have been his knee-jerk reaction to fight for the ball, it’s still not a good look for an adult to try to rip off a player’s glove over a baseball. Instead, Chris Hatcher worked a scoreless ninth for his third save of the season.
Kershaw: He has allowed more than one run in an inning just once since the start of July. Los Angeles left fielder Scott Schebler hit a two-run homer off reliever Miguel Castro with two outs in the eighth for the game’s final runs. In the first 72 games of the year the Dodgers faced 12 left-handed starters, and were 4-8 in those games. Grandal ended a hitless drought of 37 at-bats with a leadoff single in the sixth. Gray was able to get out of the jam, allowing just one run on a sacrifice fly from Yasmani Grandal.
Seager, meanwhile, is 16-for-37 with seven extra-base hits in 11 games since making his big league debut on September 3. The reigning NL MVP is 9-0 with a 2.48 ERA in his last 10 starts against the Rockies, including a no-hitter.