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.