Game Recap: Clayton Kershaw dominates

Dodgers 2, Giants 1

The Giants got on the board early, as Pablo Sandoval singled in a run in the first inning off of Clayton Kershaw. From that point forward, however, the Giants were scoreless, managing just two hits and zero walks. No surprise, of course, as Clayton Kershaw owns the Giants. Here’s what he’s done to the Giants over his career (not including tonight, of course):

Date Tm Opp Rslt App,Dec IP H R ER BB SO HR Pit Str GSc
2011-07-20 LAD SFG W 1-0 GS-8 ,W 8.0 3 0 0 1 12 0 112 70 87
2011-05-18 LAD SFG L 5-8 GS-5 5.0 7 4 4 1 6 0 85 54 42
2011-04-11 LAD SFG W 6-1 GS-7 ,W 6.2 6 0 0 2 7 0 117 72 67
2011-03-31 LAD SFG W 2-1 GS-7 ,W 7.0 4 0 0 1 9 0 96 65 77
2010-09-14 LAD SFG W 1-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 4 0 0 0 4 0 111 72 83
2010-08-01 LAD SFG L 0-2 GS-7 ,L 7.0 6 2 2 4 6 0 117 69 59
2010-07-20 LAD SFG L 5-7 GS-6 6.0 4 4 2 2 6 0 104 64 56
2010-04-18 LAD SFG W 2-1 GS-7 7.0 4 1 1 4 9 1 114 74 70
2009-04-15 LAD SFG W 5-4 GS-7 7.0 1 1 1 1 13 1 105 63 83
2008-09-28 LAD SFG L 1-3 6-6 ,H 1.0 2 0 0 1 0 0 13 5
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 9/10/2011.

Tim Lincecum, meanwhile, tossed one of the better outings he’s had all season, going 8+ innings for the fourth time in 2011. In fact, the Giants were able to maintain a 1-0 lead for most of the game, but lost it in eighth inning when Matt Kemp singled, stole second, and scored on a Juan Rivera RBI single. Just another wasted gem. Kemp, by the way, is making quite the MVP case — he’s right up there in the NL fWAR leaders with a couple of other NL West rivals (Justin Upton/Troy Tulowitzki).

Anyway, Bay Area Sports Guy has some postgame notes which are worth checking out. Lastly, Adam Foster of Project Prospect had an interesting tweet tonight regarding Brett Pill:

Poor pitch recognition. RT @sfgiantsgirl: Why not?? RT @AdamWFoster: Brett Pill is not going to stick around long in the big leagues.Sat Sep 10 04:27:39 via Echofon

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