The Dodgers head into Sunday's series finale in Atlanta in what I would call a power position. The Dodgers have won six straight and 11 of their last 12 games, and start Clayton Kershaw on the mound going for a sweep of the Braves.
Yesterday we looked at . Today, we turn to Kershaw. Here are Kershaw's placement the National League pitching triple crown categories. These are through Saturday's games: 's triple crown chances
|Johnny Cueto||2.29||Ian Kennedy||18-4||Clayton Kershaw||212|
|Clayton Kershaw||2.45||Clayton Kershaw||17-5||Tim Lincecum||200|
|Roy Halladay||2.47||Roy Halladay||16-5||Cliff Lee||198|
|Cliff Lee||2.59||Cliff Lee||15-7||Roy Halladay||191|
|Cole Hamels||2.63||Yovani Gallardo||15-9||Cole Hamels||169|
Halladay starts today for the Phillies in their series finale in Florida. Ryan Vogelsong, at sixth place just behind Hamels with a 2.633 ERA (Hamels is at 2.627), starts in San Francisco today against the Diamondbacks.
Before Sunday's finale in Atlanta, the Dodgers recalled relief pitcher Ramon Troncoso from Triple A Albuquerque. It is Troncoso's third stint with the Dodgers this season. The Dodgers now have 29 players on the active roster, including 16 pitchers.
Game Time: 10:35 a.m.