OOTP 21: May 2, 2020 – Dodgers 6, Padres 2 – Kershaw and Seager lead the way

Clayton Kershaw (Photo: Cody Bashore)

The Los Angeles Dodgers picked up a win at Petco Park, knocking off the San Diego Padres 6-2 on Saturday. They were lead by Clayton Kershaw and Corey Seager.

With scoring opportunities rare, the Dodgers had to cash in when they had the chance. One such opportunity presented itself in the top of the first, when Seager hit a 3-run home run. The home run came off Chris Paddack and made the score 5-0, Dodgers.

It’s easier to pitch when you get run support,” Kershaw said.

Eh, that’s debatable, virtual Clayton.

Of course, Kershaw didn’t need much help on this day. He allowed just two runs on eight hit in 8 1/3 innings. He struck out six and didn’t allow a walk. He lowered his season ERA to 3.04 and moved to 5-0 with the win. The much-maligned Caleb Ferguson closed out the game by striking out two hitters on just 11 pitches. It was a much-needed good outing for the struggling southpaw.

The Dodgers move to 20-13 with the win, while the Padres fall to 18-15. David Price gets the nod for LA on Sunday. He’ll face off against Dinelson Lamet.

About Dustin Nosler

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Dustin Nosler began writing about the Dodgers in July 2009 at his blog, Feelin' Kinda Blue. He co-hosted a weekly podcast with Jared Massey called Dugout Blues. He was a contributor/editor at The Hardball Times and True Blue LA. He graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with his bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in digital media. While at CSUS, he worked for the student-run newspaper The State Hornet for three years, culminating with a 1-year term as editor-in-chief. He resides in Stockton, Calif.