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Yasmani Grandal
Clayton Kershaw's outing is better, and well-received, in Dodgers win
Clayton Kershaw's outing is better, and well-received, in Dodgers win

Yasiel Puig's continued absence in right field wasn't the only abnormal part of the Dodgers lineup Friday night. On a night when Clayton Kershaw was the starting pitcher, A.J. Ellis wasn't the catcher. For the first time this season, Yasmani Grandal was. The new partnership resulted in Kershaw's first victory of the season, as the left-hander pitched six innings in a 7-3 win over the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium. Kershaw's early-season funk continued and the ace missed his spots on occasion, which resulted in his serving up home runs on down-the-middle fastballs to Troy Tulowitzki and Charlie Blackmon that accounted for the Rockies' three runs. ...

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