The Dodgers started the season’s second half by being embarrassed in back-to-back losses to Houston. Lack of timely hitting, Chad Billingsley’s continued recent struggles, and an overall aura of complacency, all colored what appeared to be two lackluster performances.
Then, up stepped Clayton Kershaw. Last night, he continued, and even improved upon, his streak of impressive outings, this time becoming the guy to end a short, but potentially unsettling, losing streak. Kershaw is now 5-0 with a 0.63 ERA over his last seven starts, has lowered his season ERA to 2.95, and most important of all, stretched last night’s outing to seven full innings.
Any more of those “experts” out there still want to see the Dodgers trade him?