June 24, 2017
Clayton Kershaw pitched six strong innings and Joc Pederson hit another home run as the Dodgers shutout the Rockies 4-0 on Saturday night at Chavez Ravine.
Kershaw improved his record to 11-2 on the season, giving up just four hits, striking out eight, and walking one. He lowered his ERA to 2.47.
Brandon Morrow, Pedro Baez, and Sergio Romo combined for three shutout innings out of the Dodger pen to finish things off. They gave up just one hit over that stretch.
All the Dodger offense came in the 2nd and 3rd inning. Kike Hernandez start things off with an RBI single in the 2nd. Pederson’s homer made it 2-0. Grandal delivered an RBI single that scored Justin Turner from 1st base after an error from right fielder Raimel Tapia. The Dodgers would load the bases later in the inning, and Kershaw drew a walk to force in a run.
Tyler Chatwood (6-8) got the start for the Rockies and took the loss. He went 3 1/3 innings, giving up four runs on three hits. He walked eight and struck out three.
The Dodgers have won nine in a row and 15 of their last 16 games. They are the first team in the NL to reach the 50-win mark this season.
Pederson’s solo blast made it 16 games in a row that the Dodgers have hit a home run. It’s the first time the Dodgers have reach that mark since 1960.
Corey Seager sat this one out for the Dodgers after injuring his hamstring on Friday night. LA is hoping to avoid putting him on the DL, but he is expected to miss 3-4 starts.
The Dodgers will go for the sweep on Sunday afternoon. Brandon McCarthy (6-3, 2.87 ERA) is on the hill for The Boys In Blue. Tyler Anderson (3-5, 5.75 ERA) gets the start for the Rockies.