Clayton Kershaw sent yet another traditional functionality, as the Dodgers acquired again in the get column as they took down the Reds, 8-.
The offense was peaceful by the first 7 innings. Then in the eighth, they exploded for six operates, all coming with two outs. The initially run on the afternoon arrived in the next inning. With runners on the corners and no outs, Luke Raley grounded into the double engage in. A lot more operates would have been welcomed, but the go-in advance operate was still awesome irrespective.
An inning later, Justin Turner doubled the guide with a solo shot for his sixth house run of the time. Turner continues to have an amazing April, and now I’m rather confident it’s all mainly because he gave up dairy.
The offense was really peaceful the rest of the way, at least until finally the eighth inning. With a two-operate lead, LA additional a good deal of insurance coverage runs. All the damage came with two outs as effectively. With a runner on 1st, Chris Taylor tripled to give LA the three-operate lead. AJ Pollock then adopted with a single, supplying LA the four-operate edge.
Raley was then deliberately walked and Austin Barnes followed with a stroll of his have to load the bases. Matt Beaty, who has been raking given that getting called back up, sent with a two-RBI one, building the lead 6-. Mookie Betts then stepped up to the plate, wanting to get in on the enjoyable. He responded with a two-RBI single, offering LA an 8- guide. Converse about a two-out rally!
Alright, now on to the emphasize of the day. Clayton freaking Kershaw, guy. The dude is just so great. For the sport, he threw 7 scoreless innings and struck out 8. It’s the 38th time in his career he’s thrown at least seven when hanging out at minimum 8 when issuing zero operates, tying him for the fifth most in baseball heritage.
Sadly, he did walk a batter, which was pitcher Sonny Gray! C’mon Clayton, step it up!
As remarkable as it was that he held this incredibly hot Reds lineup in test, they genuinely couldn’t figure him out all afternoon. On Kershaw’s 8 strikeouts he had 23 swings-and-misses, a new year-substantial for him. Out of these 23 whiffs, 22 of them have been on breaking balls, which tied his vocation-higher for the most in a solitary recreation in his profession (also 2020 playoffs vs Milwaukee and in 2015 from the Giants).
The Reds place a runner on second base in the 1st inning, and experienced two runners on in the third inning. Aside from that, they hardly ever seriously had anything likely towards Kershaw. His Period for the season is now down to 2.09. It’s 1.09 in his previous five games due to the fact his bad commence in Colorado to start out the time.
Blake Treinen bought the eighth inning and it appeared as if the bullpen was on the verge of an additional collapse. Experiencing the two most effective hitters in Cincy’s lineup, Treinen settled down and struck out the final two batters to escape the inning untouched.
WP: Clayton Kershaw (4-2) 7 IP, ER, 8 SO
LP: Sonny Grey (-2) 5 2⁄3 IP, 2 ER, 11 SO
HR: Justin Turner (6)