Dodgers 12-0 Home Start Record! Ties MLB Record!
The Dodgers have now tied the MLB record for Home Wins to start a season, previously set by the Detroit Tigers in 1911. We now have a shot at beating that record tomorrow as we face the Nationals!
Daniel Cabrera, RHP (0-2, 4.44)
Clayton Kershaw, LHP (0-2, 5.46)
Nationals: Cabrera set a team record by uncorking four wild pitches on Thursday night against the Cardinals. Cabrera’s first two wild pitches were thrown in the first inning. With Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols at the plate, Cabrera tossed a wild pitch that allowed Colby Rasmus to advance to second base. On the next pitch, Cabrera threw another wild pitch, sending Rasmus to third. In the second inning, after Jason LaRue singled, Cabrera uncorked his third wild pitch, allowing LaRue to advance to second base. The wild pitch tied former Nationals right-hander John Patterson for the team record. In fifth inning, Cabrera set the record by throwing his fourth wild pitch, allowing Skip Schumaker to advance to third. Cabrera ended up having a quality start, pitching six innings while giving up three runs on four hits in a 9-4 loss.
Dodgers: Kershaw rebounded from his worst start in Colorado with one of his best. He matched Jake Peavy for seven scoreless innings, allowing four singles and two walks. Kershaw was able to work his way out of four jams with runners in scoring position. Kershaw relied on his 94-mph fastball and was able to pitch deep enough to give the tired bullpen a bit of a break one night after James McDonald’s 1 2/3-inning start.