They’re not all going to be perfect, not during the regular season and most certainly not during
He was something decidedly less than that Sunday afternoon in Peoria, Ariz., struggling with his control in 3 1/3 wobbly innings during the
Kershaw threw 65 pitches -- 38 for strikes -- in his third spring outing, giving up one run, four hits and three walks. He wasn’t missing by a lot, but just consistently. Maybe it was just coincidence, but it should be noted he was pitching for the first time to catcher
It probably also should be noted Kershaw had a 9.20 earned-run average last spring and, as you might recall, went on to have a pretty decent season.
The pitchers who followed him all found their spots. Taiwan’s Chin-hui Tsao,
Tsao threw 1 2/3 innings, and has now struck out five without a walk in 5 1/3 innings. Wieland threw the final two innings but was the victim of an unearned run in the ninth when Darnell Sweeney made a throwing error.
The Dodgers scored four runs and nine hits, two each from
Not all the Dodgers are hitting, however. Yasiel Puig, back after missing one day with an illness, was hitless in three at-bats and is now hitting .176.