Clayton Kershaw Looks For Another San Francisco Treat

The slumping Dodgers will rely heavily on their ace tonight.

After a brutal 1-6 start to their road trip, the Dodgers look to stop the bleeding on Tuesday night, and they turn to their ace Clayton Kershaw, pitching against the Giants in a ballpark where he has had a ton of success.

In Kershaw's last four starts in San Francisco he has allowed one unearned run. He has a streak of not allowing an earned run at AT&T Park in his last 32 2/3 innings, dating back to August 1, 2010.

Clayton Kershaw Career At AT&T Park
Date Dec IP H R ER BB K
9/9/11 W 8.0 3 1 0 1 9
7/21/11 W 8.0 3 0 0 1 12
4/11/11 W 6.2 6 0 0 2 7
9/14/10 W 9.0 4 0 0 0 4
8/1/10 L 7.0 6 2 2 4 6
9/28/08* ND 1.0 2 0 0 1 0
Totals (4-1, 0.45 ERA) 39.2 24 3 2 9 38
*Relief appearance; Source: Baseball-Reference.com

In his career Kershaw has started 40 different innings at AT&T Park, and the Giants have scored in two of them. But he has had to pitch that well, as the Dodgers have scored just 10 runs in his five starts in San Francisco, including two or less runs in four of those starts.

Sounds familiar.

Dodgers Hire Hatcher

Mickey Hatcher, who was fired by the Angels earlier this season after more than 12 years as their hitting coach, returns to the organization that drafted him and for whom he played, won a World Series, and coached. The Dodgers on Tuesday hired Hatcher as a special assistant to general manager Ned Colletti.

Hatcher will help with player development and assist the major league coaching staff.

"It’s a great feeling being a Dodger again, it feels like I’ve come back home," said Hatcher. "This is where my roots were and where I was taught everything about the game and where I learned about professionalism. I’m excited about the opportunity to meet everyone in the organization and about the energy created by the new ownership. I couldn’t be happier right now."

Hatcher hit two home runs for the Dodgers while filling in for an injured Kirk Gibson in the 1988 World Series, and later spent six seasons as a minor league coach and manager in the Dodgers' system.

"Mickey’s been a World Series champion both as a player and coach," said Colletti. "His baseball experience, legendary passion for the game and tremendous attitude will be a huge positive for our organization."

Game Time: 7:15 p.m.

TV: KCAL

MLB Gameday

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