Saturday, May 02, 2009

Dodgers walk the walk against Jake Peavy, 1 to 0

Russell Martin barely held up on Ball Four to walk in the winning run in the ninth inning against an unhittable Jake Peavy at the Ravine tonight. It is the second walk off walk by the Dodgers this season, the only team in the league to do that. The Dodgers are now 8 and 0 at home, tying the best record in Dodgers history to start a year. Tomorrow night they attempt to go for the record set by Brooklyn in 1947. Clayton Kershaw matched Peavy pitch for pitch and Will Ohman and Jonathan Stud Boy Broxton shut the door on a heavily overmatched Padres offense. While Kershaw struck out a career high 13 Giants on the last homestand, tonight's performance was actually more impressive. He didn't budge against a team that only struck out twice against him and had the ball in play all night long. Kershaw got out of a series of jams and proved that he has the mentality to gut it out. This was a very big win for the team and cements them as a team that can find ways to beat you no matter the situation. They are also the only team left unbeaten at home.

Keep on Trucking Blue.


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