MILWAUKEE — After Dave Roberts was required to utilize 7 reducers Tuesday following Noah Syndergaard’s injury-shortened start, the Dodgers pitching personnel remained in a challenging position for Wednesday’s series ending versus the Brewers.
“We’re going to have to have some certain guys step up to get through today,” Roberts stated prior to Wednesday’s video game.
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In a pinch, there’s nobody the Dodgers would rather have on the bump than Clayton Kershaw, and in the series ending, they couldn’t have actually drawn things up any much better. Kershaw tossed 7 innings of one-run ball in Los Angeles’ 8-1 win at American Family Field, getting 8 strikeouts.
The Dodgers weighed contacting a fresh reducer, however decided versus it due to logistical obstacles, consisting of the fast turn-around in between Tuesday night and Wednesday’s afternoon video game. What’s more, Roberts stated pregame that Brusdar Graterol, Victor Gonzalez and Shelby Miller — all of whom pitched Tuesday — would be not available Wednesday, and in a perfect world, he’d keep away from Evan Phillips.
Kershaw pitched effectively to provide the bullpen the depth it was expecting, tossing just 92 pitches to survive 7 frames and enabling simply 5 hits and no strolls. The initially of his 8 K’s offered him sole ownership of 21st put on MLB’s all-time strikeout list, passing Jim Bunning.
The Dodgers’ lineup backed Kershaw with an eight-run afternoon, as Freddie Freeman, Will Smith and Miguel Vargas each struck house runs.