JC’s Dodger Line Drives | Aug. 8: Dodger Bats Leave Clayton Kershaw Hanging
Clayton "Chinstrap" Kershaw took the mound Saturday night in Los Angeles looking to redeem himself after taking a loss his last time out against Milwaukee, in a game where he only worked four innings and allowed a career-high six walks.
Chinstrap found a full measure of redemption against the Atlanta Braves, hurling seven innings of shutout ball, conceding only two hits and one run while striking out 10 batters. Of his 103 pitches, 70 were strikes.
The bad news for Kershaw, and Dodger fans, was the equally impressive work of the Braves' Kenshin Kawakami, who matched Chinstrap goose egg for goose egg.
Japanese Special K
Kawakami, a MLB rookie who had previously logged 11 seasons with Chunichi of Japan's Central League, faced Los...
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