After striking out 14 over eight scoreless innings against the Washington Nationals on Saturday, Clayton Kershaw had an up-close look at the expected duel between Zack Greinke and Max Scherzer in the three-game series finale.
Both right-handers lived up to the billing, with Greinke out-pitching Scherzer to the tune of 11 strikeouts over eight shutout frames. As a result he extended his scoreless streak to 42.3 innings and joined Don Drysdale and Orel Hershiser as only pitchers since 1920 to post six consecutive scoreless starts.
While Kershaw wasn’t on the mound, he was very much involved in the game, evident by his actions in the second inning. Alberto Callaspo led off and was called out on strikes. Scherzer’s breaking ball appeared to be a bit outside, though home plate umpire Bill Miller at times had a generously wide zone for much of the game.
Kershaw took some issue with the call and yelled in Miller’s direction. Kershaw’s reaction was good natured and in the spirit of the game. Fortunately, it didn’t escalate to an ejection as was the case last September. Video is provided by Ryan Walton of the Valley Bay News: