LOS ANGELES —- Clayton Kershaw will take the mound today and will try and help the Dodgers split their series against the Atlanta Braves. The Dodgers have not lost a series since the June 4th - 6th home series against the Washington Nationals.
Kershaw is currently on a 11-game winning streak which ties his career high. His other 11-game winning streak was in 2014.
Kershaw is making his 21st start of the season, he’s 3-0 in three starts in July. He has pitched 23 innings and given up 15 hits, two runs, three walks and struck out 31. Kershaw currently leads the National League in innings pitched, wins, and earned run average.
Sean Newcomb will be making his 8th career start, his fourth in July. Newcomb started off well with four straight stats in June that went six or more innings. In 24⅓ innings pitched, he gave up five runs (four earned), 15 hits, 8 walks while striking out 21. It should be noted, he also faced the Mets, Marlins, Giants and Padres.
In July, Newcomb has not fared as well. In three starts, he’s pitched 12⅔ innings, he’s given up 16 runs, 22 hits, and nine walks. He also has 14 strikeouts. In July, the competition has been much better, he’s faced the Astros, Nationals and Cubs.
One other note, by getting their 67th win last night, this team became the first Los Angeles Dodger team to win that many games not only in their first 98 games but also their first 100 games.
Time: 1:10 p.m. PT
TV: SportsNet LA