Okay, so I’m a bit late to the party here and I’ll keep it brief, not because I enjoy keeping my recaps brief, but because my cold turned into a monster and I’ve barely been able to do anything for myself.
Wednesday night, the Dodgers dropped their game to the Padres 7-2. Clayton Kershaw picked up his 1,000th career strikeout, but gave up 3 home runs, including a shot to Kyle Blanks that still might be flying if the overhang of the loge level hadn’t gotten in the way because I swear that thing was still rising.
Also rising was Kershaw’s ERA, giving up 5 earned in 5 1/3 innings.
Padres pitcher Tyson Ross also had similar difficulties, though the Dodgers failed to get as many runs across on him. Ross was done after 4 2/3 innings, credited with no decision in this one, after giving up one run earlier in the game and loading the bases.
The Dodgers continued to fail to score runners in scoring position. Or in any position for that matter. The team had 10 hits and 6 walks, managed to score only 2 runs and left 14 men on base.
The win winds up going to Brad Brach, now 1-0. Kershaw picks up the loss and falls to 2-2. The Dodgers had an off-day yesterday and head to Oriole Park at Camden Yards today to start a 3 game set with the Orioles.
My apologies for the lateness of this recap. Even solo bloggers need sick days. Series Preview for the Dodgers and O’s will be up this afternoon.