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.
Atlanta goes righty heavy against Kershaw today, as Brian McCann, Freddie Freeman, Jason Heyward, and (switch-hitter) Chipper Jones all sit.
Game Time: 10:35 a.m.