It was all backward, all wrong. The weather was semi-muggy, as if the
It all turned into an awkward-feeling game, if ultimately a 3-2 Cubs victory Tuesday before a
The crowd pushed the Dodgers’ season attendance over the 3-million mark, the earliest in the season they’ve reached that total since 2008. But the crowd watched an odd game, Kershaw actually getting outpitched by Chicago left-hander
It wasn't that Kershaw was horrible, he was just a ways from being sharp. Or at least from the pitcher seen in his last couple of outings, when he did not allow a run. He can't be perfect every game, right?
It took Kershaw 29 pitches just to get out of the first inning, a quick indication he would not have his finest control. In the third he gave up a run on a
The Cubs pushed one more across in the sixth on a
Kershaw walked three, hit one, threw a wild pitch and gave up seven hits.
As seems to be the way more often than not, Kershaw was not exactly given a wealth of offensive support. In half of his 28 starts this season, the Dodgers have scored two or less runs when he left the game.
The Dodgers finally pushed a run across against Wood (8-10) in the sixth.
The Cubs, however, got the run back in the seventh against reliever
Wood left after seven innings, allowing one run on five hits. He struck out six.
The Dodgers managed to pull back within a run in the eighth against reliever
And just to complete the strangeness to the game,