Craig Counsell must be wondering what the big deal is about managing.
Counsell took over a
And then the Brewers won.
They rallied with three runs in the eighth inning to stun Kershaw and the Dodgers, winning 4-3 at
The Dodgers got off to the right kind of start. Rookie
For Pederson, it was his seventh home run of the season, second on the team to
The Dodgers added two more in the fourth. Gonzalez walked -- for one of three times; he was also hit by a pitch -- and was singled to second by
And the Dodgers had a 3-0 lead and Kershaw on the mound. If they were feeling pretty good, soon they'd discover a very different sentiment.
Kershaw was pretty dominant through five innings -- he struck out his first four batters -- but the Brewers started coming back in the sixth, when they scored a run on back-to-back triples from shortstop
Kershaw was still up 3-1 in the eighth when the game got away from the Dodgers. Rookie Hector Gomez pulled Milwaukee within one with the first home run of his career. Kershaw appeared to be laboring, and after he gave up a double to
Carlos Gomez doubled to score Lind and tie it at 3-3. Gomez advanced to third on a Jason Rogers groundout. Hatcher then shattered
The Dodgers challenged the play, but after viewing the replay, the call was upheld. Kershaw would not get his 100th win, and the Dodgers' bullpen had given up its first run since April 25.
Kershaw was charged with three runs in his 7 1/3 innings, allowing five hits without a walk, and striking out eight. Hatcher (0-3) took the loss.