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Clayton Kershaw fans 10 Marlins in second career shutout

May 29, 2011, 7:33 PM EDT

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Clayton Kershaw pitched a two-hitter and struck out 10 Sunday in the Dodgers’ 8-0 defeat of the Marlins.

It was his second career shutout and complete game, the other coming last Sept. 14 against the Giants.

Manager Don Mattingly decided it was fine to let Kershaw throw 116 pitches even though the game wasn’t in doubt.  The Dodgers scored eight times off Ricky Nolasco, handing him his first loss of the season.  The 15 hits given up by Nolasco set a new franchise record for the Marlins.

Rafael Furcal went 3-for-5 and hit his first homer for the Dodgers.  Jay Gibbons also had three hits,  The Dodgers had 17 hits in all, 14 of them singles.  Kershaw had two of them himself, knocked in a run and scored twice.

Kershaw is now batting .240 this season, while the league is hitting .218 against him. He fanned 10 for the second time this season and the 10th time in his career.  He’s 6-3 with a 2.62 ERA.

  1. Old Gator - May 29, 2011 at 8:30 PM

    I hated to see Nolasco take a pounding like that, but Edwin Rodriguez probably figured that his personal ERA was less important than resting up the boolpen after the Feesh took the Bums down the day before with a “boolpen by committee.” On the on the bright side, that’s probably the last time we’ll hear any more cliches or blather about how the staff is “stepping up” because of the injury to Josh Johnson. We gotta play ‘em one day at a time, Edwin….

  2. redbear18 - May 29, 2011 at 9:00 PM

    *bullpen

    • Old Gator - May 29, 2011 at 10:24 PM

      Welcome to Macondo. Learn the local patois. Boolpen, as in “strong like bool.” Otherwise, no one is going to understand a word you say down here – a Macondo idiosyncrasy that often conveences veesitors that no one is leestening to them.

  3. koufaxmitzvah - May 29, 2011 at 9:22 PM

    “Kershaw is now batting .240 this season, while the league is hitting .218 against him.”

    I would much rather see Kershaw take his hacks than Andruw Jones. Take that, DiatcH.

  4. acdc84 - May 29, 2011 at 11:32 PM

    “Manager Don Mattingly decided it was fine to let Kershaw throw 116 pitches even though the game wasn’t in doubt.”

    Considering he got kicked out of the game around the 4th or 5th inning I’m not sure if Mattingly made the call on running Kershaw out in the 9th.

  5. cup0pizza - May 30, 2011 at 12:37 AM

    Going to be really displeased when Kershaw bolts for a real team the first chance he has. He is so outstanding.

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