Game One Hundred Forty-Three Recap: Dodgers 4, Rockies 1

Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Clayton Kershaw took the mound tonight against the hapless Rockies. The Dodgers ace was not as efficient as we are used to seeing. By the time the fifth inning started, Kershaw was at 71 pitches. I guess you could call tonight a rough outing, seven innings pitched, five Ks and two walks. Kershaw gave up a the only run of the game in the top of the first, dropping his ERA to 2.12

Yasmani Grandal looked notably sharp as well. After being hitless since August 19th, Grandal was 2-3 with a sac fly. There was some serious pop in Grandal’s bat, which is a good sign that his power may have returned as it looked noticeably sapped during his offensive drought. Corey Seager continues to rake and makes it harder for the Dodgers brass to keep him out of a playoff lineup. After going hitless last night, the young infielder went 2-3 and drove in a run.

With all the hoopla around Seager, a lot of Scott Schebler’s production has been overshadowed. Schebler has homered three times in twenty-two plate appearances! One of those three occurred tonight and was the go-ahead home run for the Dodgers. I’m not saying he’s now on Corey Seager’s level –  I mean, aside from offensive production, Seager has the babe-factor on lock – but Schebler is definitely a name you never heard of until now. And according to Mattingly via Bill Plunkett:

The magic number is 12 and the Boys in Blue continue their series against the Rockies tomorrow. Brett Anderson is on the rubber and faces Chris Rusin. First pitch is at 7:10.


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