September 30, 2014

Kershaw gets best of Brewers again

For the second time this season, Dodgers lefty Clayton Kershaw got the best of the Milwaukee Brewers, holding the crew to 1 run on 3 hits in a 3-1 Los Angeles victory at Miller Park.

Late last month, Kershaw blanked the Brewers through 8-innings.  Last night he went the distance, walking 1 and striking out 5.

Yovani Gallardo (3-4) took the loss, giving up home runs to Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier.  Gallardo looked better and his velocity was up.  Unfortunately, the two mistakes he made would be too much to beat Kershaw.

The Brewers did get good production from their bullpen.  John Axford, Michael Gonzalez and Burke Badenhop all worked a scoreless inning of relief.

The Brewers will try to turn things around against the Dodgers tonight, but they’ll have to beat former hurler Zach Greinke.  Greinke has never lost at Miller Park, going 15-0 lifetime in Milwaukee.