If you didn’t watch Clayton Kershaw last night, then you missed a dominant performance. The left-handed ace threw a phenomenal 7 innings, giving u just 2 hits and having 6 strikeouts. Kershaw has missed games during the season due to a herniated disc, but that is hard to believe the way he has pitched this postseason.
The Dodgers got on the board early in the 3rd, as lefty slugger, Adrian Gonzalez, sent a solo homer into left-center field. His solo homer was the only run scored by the Dodgers. Adrian is having himself a series so far. Game 1 he had clutch hit, late in the game, sending a single up the middle to score 2 runs.
As any pitcher who’s pitched, Kershaw’s tank was running on E. He started off the 7th inning with a walk to Anthony Rizzo, giving the Cubs hope to score in the inning. Catcher Yasmani Grandal dropped a sure out behind the plate, which had Dodgers fans on the edge of their seat for the rest of the inning. Kershaw’s dominant performance was being put to the test. Kershaw’s last out was a loud fly ball from Javier Baez. I immediately dropped my head, waiting for Joe Buck to call the homer, but as I looked up I saw Joc Pederson right under the fly ball to make the final out of the inning.
The 8th and 9th inning was a complete shutout from Kenley Janson. The Cubs seemed absolutely terrified of Janson’s cutter, which dominated the late innings. The Cubs went down without a fight. The Dodgers now have the momentum, as Game 3 will be held in Los Angeles.