All good things must come to an end.
After 11-straight lossless home outings, Clayton Kershaw was defeated at Chavez Ravine. The Giants jumped on him early and had just enough pitching to protect a 4-3 lead.
A year-long home win streak snapped. An MLB-leading hit streak snapped. And still, just one run away. https://t.co/rt31t9RR5v
— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) May 2, 2017
Kershaw’s last home loss came against Don Mattingly’s Miami Marlins last April. Since then, Kershaw went 10-0 with a 0.65 ERA at Dodger Stadium.
But Monday was a different story. For the first time since the Miami game, Kershaw struggled on his own field, allowing all four runs, including two homers.
It's one thing to make Kershaw work. It's another to make him scream. The Giants are doing both tonight.
— Andrew Baggarly (@extrabaggs) May 2, 2017
Buster Posey blasted a Kershaw slider into the left field seats.
“I don’t know if I would pinpoint it all to (the slider), but it definitely didn’t help that wasn’t great for me tonight,” Kershaw said. “There’s a lot of stuff. It just wasn’t a great night.”
Kershaw’s next chance to rebound is against a porous San Diego lineup Saturday.