One of the biggest differences in Clayton Kershaw and other pitchers is how he reacts when his teammates let him down. In the first inning, Juan Uribe commits an error and Keshaw responded with two strikeouts. In the fifth inning, Gordon and Loney committed back-to-back errors and Kershaw again pitched out of the jam. Not only does Clayton Kershaw have great stuff, but he has also developed a mental toughness that is rapidly becoming second-to-none. He will get even better – that’s scary – that Kershawism!
The Dodgers have been sloppy with base-running and errors the past few games. Refocus! Refocus! Refocus!
- Kenley Jansen got the save last night, but didn’t actually give anyone confidence that he can close.
- Michael Antonini didn’t get a chance to pitch in the majors before being sent back down to make room for Nate Eovaldi. Maybe next time Mike!
- Ethier hit his HR off a LH pitcher – James Loney take note!
- With a win against the Nationals, the Dodgers became tied with the Nats for the best record in the NL.
- AJ Ellis has a .435 OB%, which is second only to Matt Kemps’ .512 (that’s sick).
- Tonight we are allegedly going to get a peek at Bryce Harper – the best prospect in baseball – who makes his MLB debut.
- Ethan Martin pitched 7 innings last night, walked only 2 (WOW!) and struck out 7 while allowing only 2 Earned Runs at AA Chattanooga. There is still hope.
- Fed-Ex is hitting .301 after going 3-4 last night.
- Jared Massey’s Minor League Report – 4/27/12
- Which Chad Billingsley will show up tonight?