I was looking forward to watching tonight’s Dodgers-Pirates game because Clayton Kershaw was coming into his start having thrown 37 consecutive scoreless innings.
On his very first pitch, Kershaw gave up a gopher ball to Pirates leadoff hitter Gregory Polanco.
Kershaw was not sharp tonight giving up four runs on nine hits over six innings.
The Dodgers lost to the Pirates 5-4 in 10 innings.
It would seem that I am bad luck to Dodgers pitchers and their scoreless innings streak. A couple of weekends ago, I saw Zack Greinke’s scoreless innings streak at end at 45 against the New York Mets.
Orel Hershiser set the MLB record with 59 consecutive scoreless innings pitched in 1988 while with the Dodgers. That broke the late Dodgers legend Don Drysdale’s 58 consecutive scoreless innings pitched 20 years earlier.
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