Saturday, August 1, 2015

Game 56: Enter Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw has not faced the Phillies since Sept. 1, 2010 and that was before he won a Cy Young. He struck out 11 batters that night but only lasted six innings. In his career, he is 0-4 with a 5.18 ERA against the Phillies.

Game 56: Enter Kershaw

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Clayton Kershaw has not faced the Phillies since Sept. 1, 2010 and that was before he won a Cy Young. He struck out 11 batters that night but only lasted six innings. In his career, he is 0-4 with a 5.18 ERA against the Phillies.

But things have changed. He's one of, if not the most, dominating pitchers in the league.

Here is the lineup that will face him:

1. Jimmy Rollins 6
2. Placido Polanco 5
3. Hunter Pence 9
4. Carlos Ruiz 2
5. Shane Victorino 8
6. Ty Wigginton 3
7. John Mayberry Jr. 7
8. Freddy Galvis 4
9. Vance Worley 1

And the best-in-baseball Dodgers will counter with this:

1. Dee Gordon 6
2. Elian Herrera 8
3. Andre Ethier 7
4. Juan Rivera 3
5. Bobby Abreu 9
6. AJ Ellis 2
7. Jerry Hairston Jr. 4
8. Adam Kennedy 5
9. Clayton Kershaw 1


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