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June 26, 2008

Dodgers Are Shut Out to Get Series Loss

by @ 5:47 pm. Filed under 2008 Dodgers

Clayton Kershaw is still winless in his career as the Dodgers were shutout by the John Danks and the Sox, 2-0.

The Dodgers totaled just five hits for the game. They also walked four times and left at least one runner on base for the first seven innings, including a runner on third with less than two outs three times in the game. They couldn’t drive any home and take the series loss along with the shutout, their seventh time being shutout for the season.

Clayton Kershaw got his second loss after giving up two runs on six hits and four walks. He was removed after issuing two walks in the fifth and made way for Falkenborg who finished the inning. Cory Wade and Ramon Troncoso each threw two but the offense gave no support as the Dodgers sailed to their fifth loss in the past seven.

The Dodgers now sport an Interleague record of 3-9 as they head into the final series with the Angels this weekend, who lead the AL West. The Dodgers dropped two of three to the Angels in Anaheim back in May. They have home field advantage this time around, but the Angels sport the best road record in all of baseall. Chan Ho Park will take the mound and face lefty Joe Saunders, who leads the AL with 11 wins. Saunders won his start against the Dodgers last month, but will be pitching at Dodger Stadium for the first time. The good news for the Dodgers is that they will only see one of the Angels 1-2 punch hurlers, as Ervin Santana pitched yesterday and will not face the Dodgers this weekend.

2 Responses to “Dodgers Are Shut Out to Get Series Loss”

  1. Dodgerfan Says:

    Dodgers need to fire Ned Colletti. All he has done since coming to the Dodgers is sign players to big contracts and they are either underperforming or injured. 3 yr 48 mil to Schmidt was a HUGE mistake, before it even started. 45 mil to Pierre for 5 years was almost as bad, but at least he hustles and plays everyday. Andruw Jones was the next big mistake after Schmidt, fortunately we only have to put up with him for 1.5 more years. What was he thinking when he put us on the hook for 8 mil/yr for Loaiza off waivers? Angel Berroa has hit worse then .200. When the Royals get rid of you, YOUR DONE.. The Dodgers have too big of a payroll to be playin 6 games under .500. You are going to have to start to trade some of the young players ex.. Kemp and Ethier to get some veteran talent with power. I am so tired of seeing the Dodgers leave men is scoring position. Lastly, trade Colletti.

  2. Megan Westenberg Says:

    True, Colletti made a mistake with Schmidt. But the numbers Andruw Jones put up before coming to the Dodgers would prompt any GM to pick him up. You can’t blame Colletti for Jones’ poor (poor is even too nice a word) performance this season. But I think that trading some of the younger talent for veterans is good to some extent, but after Nomar returns and with Jeff Kent we will still need some young players in the lineup. I would say keep Ethier and Blake DeWitt for the young prospects. A veteran arm in the rotation would also help, we could use a couple as trade bait to get a strong veteran for a few years before our many pitching prospects begin to pop up from the minors.

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