Skip to content

Clayton Kershaw gives up three homers for first time

May 2, 2012, 6:41 PM EST

Clayton Kershaw Getty Images

It was bombs away off Clayton Kershaw on Wednesday, as the Rockies hit three homers off the Cy Young Award winner on their way to an 8-5 win.

The red-hot Carlos Gonzalez hit the first and last of those homers, with Wilin Rosario supplying a shot in the middle.

Kershaw had allowed just the two solo homers through seven innings when the Dodgers scored twice in the top of the eighth to take a 3-2 lead. That lengthy inning featured two pitching changes, but the Dodgers sent Kershaw back to the mound anyway. Unfortunately, the half-hour break might have done him in. A single, a sacrifice and another single tied the game at 3 before Gonzalez lined one over the fence in right field to make it 5-3 Colorado.

The Dodgers came back from there, scoring two runs in the top of the ninth to let Kershaw off the hook. However, Jason Giambi, needing only a sac fly to end the game, hit a three-run homer off Scott Elbert in the bottom of the ninth.

Kershaw had never allowed three homers in a game before. He gave up two homers just twice on his way to winning Cy Young honors last season. One of those outings was likewise a loss to the Rockies.

Gonzalez has seven homers in nine games after going his first 12 games of the season without one. He joined Adam Dunn as the only players to hit two homers off Kershaw in one game.

  1. stercuilus65 - May 2, 2012 at 7:00 PM

    Coors field is still a joke, Dee Gordon last night hit one off the second deck. Dee Gordon, all 5’9″ 150 pounds of him!

  2. randygnyc - May 2, 2012 at 7:23 PM

    Gordon, the Dodger’s new slugger has more homeruns, RBI and a higher BA than Albert Pujols. League minimum>$27,000,000.00

Leave Comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

Featured video

Maddon has high hopes for Cubs
Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. P. Sandoval (5069)
  2. H. Ramirez (4416)
  3. Y. Tomas (4115)
  4. J. Lester (3099)
  5. C. Headley (2742)
  1. Y. Cespedes (2300)
  2. M. Kemp (2203)
  3. A. LaRoche (1768)
  4. C. Hamels (1765)
  5. J. Upton (1704)