On and on they go, and where they stop, nobody … wait, this has to stop?
Inevitably, though, not on Saturday night in Philadelphia, not with
This is no “Amateur Hour” the Dodgers have going, but a run of historic proportions, made a tad more so with their 5-0 victory at
It marked their 10th consecutive victory. It was their 19th victory in their last 20 road games. It left them 25-3 since the All-Star break.
And it means the juggernaut that is now the Dodgers has won 42 of its last 50 overall, baseball's best 50-game stretch since the Cardinals went 42-8 in 1942.
Otherwise, they're really struggling.
Actually their offense could get little going until
Kershaw threw strikes all night, throwing eight scoreless innings and holding the
Kershaw never had beaten the Phillies, going 0-4 in eight previous career starts.
The Dodgers managed one unimpressive run in the first inning, and Kershaw took matters into his own hands in the fifth, following a double by Uribe with a run-scoring double of his own.
The Dodgers looked like they were ready to break the game open in the first after
Kershaw cruised through his seven innings (79 pitches, 59 strikes) before running into his first trouble in the eighth.
But he pitched out of trouble,
Uribe's third hit of the night was a shot into the left-field stands with two outs in the ninth for his seventh home run.