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Dodgers Pummeled By Brewers

Russell Martin talking with Clayton Kershaw in his short outing. AP Photo/Danny Moloshok
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On fleece blanket giveaway night at Dodger Stadium, there was nothing warm about the Milwaukee Brewers’ reception to Dodger pitching. Having only scored two runs in their four-game series in San Diego while being shut out three times, the Brewers battered Dodger starter Clayton Kershaw to the tune of seven runs in their 11-6 pounding of the Dodgers.

Reliever Charlie Haeger put it best. “It sucks to lose.”

Kershaw didn’t help his own cause doing his best impression of Mitch Williams during his brief 1 1/3 innings of work.

After getting ahead of lead-off hitter Rickie Weeks 0-2 Kershaw made four straight pitches that didn’t come close to the strike zone. With Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder looming in the lineup Kershaw gave up a single to Carlos Gomez sending the speedy Weeks to second. Not intimidated by the heart of the Brewers’ order, Kershaw struck out Braun and Fielder before getting Casey McGehee to ground to second to get out of the inning.

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“I thought we dodged a bullet,” manager Joe Torre said about getting out of the first inning.