Game 56, 2017

Dodgers at Brewers, 5:10 PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FSWI

LHP Clayton Kershaw (7-2, 2.37 ERA) will start against RHP Jimmy Nelson (3-3, 3.83 ERA).

Kershaw’s last outing was very unlike him; he lasted only 4 1/3 innings and gave up 11 hits (three of them HRs) and four runs. Eric Sogard is the only Brewers batter with a previous at-bat against Kershaw, and he’s 0-3. Nelson went seven innings and gave up only one run to the D-backs his last time out. His record should probably be better, but the Brewers have scored three or fewer runs in five of Nelson’s 10 starts.

May awards to the Dodgers: Alex Wood is NL Pitcher of the Month and Cody Bellinger is NL Rookie of the Month.

McCarthy left the game with a blister on his right index finger.

This day in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1995 Hideo Nomo, limiting the Mets to one run on two hits in 8+ innings of work, picks up his first major league win, a 2-1 decision at Dodger Stadium. The 26 year-old former Japanese All-Star was signed by L.A. in the off-season.

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108 thoughts on “Game 56, 2017

  1. Blisters appear to be contagious. On the bright side, Johnny Cueto is also a sufferer.

    • This comment scared me — I thought he gave up a run or two .. . which, the way the bats have been lately, might be insurmountable.
      As Kersh turned around, may the bats do so as well.

  2. Were all three of those pitches that were swung at, as far out of the strike zone as game cast showed?

  3. Classic doubletake: I saw the box score in Gameday and read “Broxton, cf” and thought “no way that 280-lb pitcher could play”…and then I saw his first initial.

  4. Nice blues reference by Steiner, “flying high in April, shot down in May”.

    • I have nothing against the Warriors, except that they refuse to acknowledge that they are an Oakland team. In any event, though I used to like basketball, the NBA bores me.

  5. I wonder what Kershaw’s high for strikeouts in a game is? Anyone know if it’s more than the 15 he had in his no hitter?

  6. Dodgers need to tie it up here. Don’t know how much longer Kershaw will go.

  7. Dodgers might not deserve to win this game – but Kershaw for sure didn’t deserve to lose.

  8. I looked away from game cast for a moment, looked back, saw Adrian batting and wondered where grandad was, as there was only 1 out and he wasn,t on the bases

  9. Went out, two on one out in the 8th, thought for sure they’d get one run there. Got home in time to put something in the other room just as Grandal homered to tie.

  10. This game seems so similar to the 2-1 Dodger win over St. Louis back on May 23. That one was the 13 inning game that the Cards tied in the top of the 9th.

  11. Sometimes in these extra-inning games it almost seems like we’re playing to tie, although I know that is not the case.

  12. Domingo Santana was born in . . . Santo Domingo . . . in the Dominican Republic.

  13. The Pads have taken a 6-4 over the Rox into the sixth, so Dodgers could reclaim first place.

  14. That was a solid win thanks to amazing pitching and some timely hitting (of home runs).

  15. I checked in again in the 7th, right after the HR.
    Unfortunately, two trends were continuing: Kersh giving up the long ball and the Dodgers not hitting the ball.
    After really enjoying “Kong: Skull Island,” I came out to see the game still going and heard KJ’s awesome finish!
    Poor Kersh (again!), but yea, Dodgers!

  16. That one outlasted my new Spanish habit of staying up real late here in Sevilla. Called it quits at 3:30 am local time or the 7th in baseball time.

  17. Just watched the end of the game this morning. Bellinger clearly leveled his swing a little and cut down on it as well. Hope that continues.

    • He’ll always have an uppercut. Strikeouts won’t disappear, but ideally they’ll decline.