The Los Angeles Dodgers are making a serious push for the post season in just a couple weeks. The sit atop National League West at 75-52, nine games ahead of the Arizona Diamondbacks who just lost today.
Starting pitcher for the Miami Marlins Henderson Alvarez was lit up by the Dodgers for five earned runs in five innings of work today in the loss.
He looked completely over matched against the hottest team in baseball right now, giving up seven hits with two walks over five frames pitched.
Clayton Kershaw picked up the win this season, bringing him to a record of 12-7 on the year. He gave up five hits, no runs, three walks and six strike outs over eight innings of work today. He has only given up nine home runs all season and hit only one batter. His ERA currently stands at 1.72 on the year.
Brian Wilson threw a scoreless inning, striking out two batters in his Los Angeles Dodgers debut. He struck out Giancarlo Stanton on a 94 mile per hour fastball to open up the inning, then fanned Justin Ruggiano to end it.
Both Carl Crawford and A.J. Ellis hit RBI doubles in back to back innings. Crawford drove his hit to right field, scoring Skip Schumaker and Juan Uribe. Ellis hit his to center field driving in Andre Ethier.
21 year old left hitting Christian Yelich went 0-3 today with three strike outs. He is hitting .269/.331/.361 with one home run and two stolen bases over his first 29 games at the major league level.