It was not an ideal afternoon for Dodgers fans in Los Angeles on Sunday. Looking to split the series and keep pace in the NL West, Los Angeles found themselves down in the game almost immediately.
Clayton Kershaw gave up a 2-run homerun to Mauricio Dubon in the top of the 1st to give the Giants an immediate 3-0 lead. The Dodgers would not score a run off of Giants pitcher Kevin Gausman and did not score at all until the 8th inning.
Kershaw took a lot of the blame following the Dodgers’ loss. They were able to make it close with a late homerun from Albert Pujols, but could not complete the comeback.
When you start the game like that and give up three runs, it’s tough to come back. I kind of put the team in a tough spot today in the first inning.
But Kershaw did not seem concerned with the slide the Dodgers are currently. Losing 3 games in a row is nothing compared to the 5-15 stretch they have already endured this season.
You’re only as good as your next day’s starting pitcher. We feel pretty good about our guy going tomorrow.
The Dodgers have Trevor Bauer going up against the Cardinals’ Jack Flaherty on Monday evening. It’s already looking like it could be one of their best pitching matchups of the early season. On to the next one.