Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Dodgers Smash Old Foes: Dodgers 7, Diamondbacks 3
The Dodgers didn't exactly smash Lopez last night — four runs over seven frames isn't anything to be ashamed of — but it was enough for the win, anyway. The Dodgers also beat three insurance runs out of the former Cub and Giant, Bob Howry, for good measure. Judging by his 8.16 ERA, it looks like the well-traveled 36-year-old is on his way out of baseball.
One brief note before I go here: I did sneak peeks at Sunday's 2-0 win over the Rocks in which Clayton Kershaw performed admirably. Like the Dodgers, the Rocks are mid-pack in offense by runs scored, which means Kershaw's containment is not a fluke of the opposition. Kershaw has growing yet to do; the wobbling of his youth isn't reason to panic, not yet anyway.
He's been with the Rockies, Phillies, and Snakes most recently. I'll be surprised if he's in the league next year, though I do note he has a 4.30 ERA so far this year despite yesterday's outing.