Well, of course. If you expected them to roll out a bunch of runs for Kershaw, then you haven't been paying close attention to the Dodgers' season.
The Dodgers’ club-record road winning streak ended at 15 consecutive games when they were downed, 5-1, by the
Kershaw, just named the
Because the Dodgers won't score for him!
The one run they managed Tuesday was actually one more than they scored for him in his last start. And it's not like some recent phenomenon.
There are 90 major-league starting pitchers who average more run support than Kershaw. There are four who get less.
The Dodgers are scoring an average of only 3.0 runs per Kershaw start. Poor
Maybe the Dodgers relax with their ace one the mound, maybe it's just one of those things. But they seldom offer much offensive support.
Cardinals right-hander Joe Kelly (3-3) held the Dodgers scoreless for five innings, St. Louis finally scoring two runs against Kershaw in the bottom of the inning.
The Dodgers got one run back in the sixth after
The Dodgers got another double from
The Cardinals added three additional insurance runs in the eighth on a solo homer from