Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw gets 2000th career strikeout

Jun 04, 2017, 06:16
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw gets 2000th career strikeout

The Los Angeles Dodgers will look to keep things going after breaking out of a mini 2-game funk with a 2-1 extra innings win over the Brew Crew in the series opener.

Milwaukee Brewers' Travis Shaw is congratulated after hitting a grand slam during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, June 3, 2017, in Milwaukee.

More news: Trump signs waiver, delaying promised embassy move in Israel

With four strikeouts on Friday night, Kenley Jansen has now struck out 37 batters and walked none over his entire 2017 season. When he struck out Jimmy Nelson in the third, Kershaw moved past Andy Benes, who finished his career with exactly 2000 strikeouts to climb further up the ladder. At one point he retired 20 straight batters before giving up a solo shot to Domingo Santana.

Their pitchers set a franchise record with 26 strikeouts, breaking the previous mark of 22 set on August 8, 1972 in a 19-inning loss to Cincinnati.

More news: Lebanon wants to ban 'Wonder Woman' because of Gal Gadot's nationality

But Bellinger had the biggest hit after lining a 1-2 fastball from Feliz (1-5) into the right-field bleachers to break the 1-1 tie.

Both teams combined for 42 strikeouts, a National League record.

More news: James says Jordan chase is about motivation, not greatness

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said LHP Alex Wood (shoulder) could start throwing by the end of the weekend, and that tests on Wood's AC joint came back negative. After hovering around the 10 percent mark in the early seasons of his career, his walk rate has dipped below five percent in each of the last two seasons-and this kind of start to the year, apparently, is the next step there. He is second-fastest if you go by games pitched (277), according to Elias Sports Bureau, behind only Randy Johnson (262) and ahead of Nolan Ryan, Roger Clemens and Pedro Martinez. Hill is 2-1 with a 3.86 ERA in six career appearances (five starts) against the Brewers but hasn't faced them since posting a win on August 28, 2007 as a member of the Cubs. Garza, on the other hand, has given up 10 runs in his last two starts covering 11 innings of work. His 2.37 ERA entering play on Friday would represent his worst mark in a season since 2012.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
  • Trump faces tough task unwinding Obama Cuba policy

    Trump faces tough task unwinding Obama Cuba policy

    US businesses have established 26 agreements with the Cuban government from 2015 to 2017 as the standoff has thawed. New regulations imposed on agricultural exports could cost an additional 2,205 jobs and $1.5 billion.
    Manchester United v Crystal Palace - story of the match

    Manchester United v Crystal Palace - story of the match

    Granit Xhaka and Danny Welbeck scored for Arsene Wenger's side, ending United's hopes of finishing in the Premier League top four. Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho lashed out at critics in his programme notes before the game with Crystal Palace on Sunday.
    North Korea claims latest missile test successful, Defense Ministry shows skepticism

    North Korea claims latest missile test successful, Defense Ministry shows skepticism

    North Korea earlier said the missile it had tested on Sunday was a new type of rocket capable of carrying a large nuclear warhead. Council diplomats say the USA and China, the North's closest ally, have been working on a new sanctions resolution.
  • Huma Abedin files for divorce from Anthony Weiner

    Weiner added that since then, he has come "to grips for the first time with the depths of my sickness". As part of his plea deal, he has agreed not to appeal any sentence of 27 months or less, Reuters says.

    Dixon invovled in scary crash

    We're yet to hear from Dixon, but Howard feels very bad about what happened and that his incident took out another vehicle . The red flag was waived bringing a temporary stop the race because of a hole made in the safety fencing.
    Previous owner of Elvis jet says he designed red interior

    Previous owner of Elvis jet says he designed red interior

    It's said that the plane was "One of the first Elvis owned... he spent hundreds of thousands modifying it". There are two other Elvis planes in existence; they're both at the Elvis Presley Museum in Memphis.
  • Finals pick up where they left off with Cavs-Warriors III

    In the 2017 NBA Playoffs, Golden State only had head coach Steve Kerr for a limited amount of time . And for the third straight year, the Cleveland Cavaliers face the Golden State Warriors .
    Crews get air support as they battle Los Angeles brush fires

    Crews get air support as they battle Los Angeles brush fires

    The canyon was shut down at Sunset Boulevard to accommodate firefighting operations, LAFD officials said. Fire crews have been working throughout the night to contain the fire now estimated at 15 acres.
    'Cowardly' to leave Wales for Crystal Palace manager position - Coleman

    'Cowardly' to leave Wales for Crystal Palace manager position - Coleman

    Real Madrid forward Bale will be absent in Belgrade as he serves a one-match ban. "I don't think about after Serbia , I can't afford to think past one game".
  • Curry, Durant power Warriors past Cavs in Game 1, 113-91

    Curry, Durant power Warriors past Cavs in Game 1, 113-91

    "They constantly break records - last year being 73-9 [a regular season record]; this year starting the playoffs 13-0". In Game 1 of the NBA Finals , Durant proved to his critics that he isn't riding anyone's coattails in this series.
    Armed man arrested at Phoenix Comicon; security to increase

    Armed man arrested at Phoenix Comicon; security to increase

    The man was wearing all black at the time of the incident but police couldn't determine if he was dressed in a costume. Mercedes Fortune , stated that the man had three handguns and a shotgun in his possession, as well as numerous knives.
    Senate Intelligence Committee Presses For Flynn Documents

    Senate Intelligence Committee Presses For Flynn Documents

    Burr left open the possibility that they could hold Flynn in contempt if he would not comply with their demands. The subpoena delivery follows recent activity concerning the investigation into Russian Federation .
popular