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Clayton Kershaw day by day: 11 strikeouts at Petco Park

Kershaw’s lone June 12 start came in San Diego five years ago

Los Angeles Dodgers v San Diego Padres Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images

Welcome back to the Clayton Kershaw daily, where we relive every single game of Clayton Kershaw’s career, on their anniversary. Some days are busier than others. The last three days have run the gamut, from a three-start day, a day with four starts, followed by a day with no starts.

On June 12, Kershaw has just one start in his career, and it came in 2015 against the Padres at Petco Park.

Adrian Gonzalez and A.J. Ellis had RBI singles early, and for a while it looked like that would hold up for the Dodgers. Kershaw didn’t allow a run until Clint Barmes homered in the seventh inning, cutting LA’s lead to 2-1.

One out later, Kershaw was pulled, with nobody on base. He was just gassed. From my game recap:

Kershaw on the night also walked three, after walking three in his previous three starts combined.

After his 117th pitch, his season high, Kershaw was removed in favor of Yimi Garcia with two outs and nobody on.

After Wil Myers reached on an error on Garcia’s first pitch, Derek Norris hit the next pitch over the left field wall, giving the Padres the lead and giving Kershaw a no-decision.

He did strike out 11 in the game. This was Kershaw’s 35th career double-digit strikeout game, and his fourth against the Padres.

The Dodgers rallied in the eighth inning for a pair of runs to pull out the win.

The outing: 6⅔ IP, 4 hits, 1 run, 3 walks, 11 strikeouts

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