Sixth Time's the Charm
“One win does a lot things for a team,” Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw proclaimed on the field in front of the Dodgers dugout after the corks popped.
It took a while but the Dodgers finally did it. In front of their 11th sellout crowd of 54,531, the Dodgers finally clinched the best record in the National League and the NL West crown with a 5-0 spanking of the Colorado Rockies.
And with that the moribund Dodgers instantly became the toast of Los Angeles.
“This week has been stressful,” manager Joe Torre said of the Dodgers inability to win a game.
Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw decided to set the tone of the game and showed that he wasn’t fucking around. He retired the first 11 batters striking out nine of them. He would end up pitching six innings giving up only three hits while striking out ten batters, the fourth time in his career he has accomplished that feat.