Clayton Kershaw will try to lead the Dodgers out of darkness on getaway day.
To distract us from the courtroom in Delaware, we turn our attention to afternoon baseball. The Dodgers try to avoid a sweep in San Francisco this afternoon, and will do so with their best on the mound. However, the Giants will also send their best, as Tim Lincecum and Clayton Kershaw face off for the first time since opening day. This season in MLB:
- Kershaw is tied for most starts giving up no runs, with six. Lincecum has four.
- Kershaw has the most starts giving up no earned runs, with seven. Lincecum has five.
- Lincecum is tied for second-most starts giving up one run or less, with 10. Kershaw has nine.
- Kershaw is tied for second-most starts with 10 or more strikeouts, with five. Lincecum has four.
The last time the Dodgers lost seven straight to the Giants was in 1937-1938, when Brooklyn lost 12 straight to New York.
Over at Baseball Prospectus, Jay Jaffe wrote about Pee Wee Reese as one of the best Veterans Committee selections to the Hall of Fame.
UPDATE: The Dodgers have fired hitting coach Jeff Pentland, because he couldn't magically produce runs from a lineup regularly filled with five to six terrible hitters. Dave Hansen is the interim hitting coach for the rest of the year.
Game Time: 12:45 p.m.
TV: Prime Ticket