OOTP 21: May 25, 2020 – Dodgers 5, Rockies 4 – Kershaw, offense good enough

Clayton Kershaw (Photo: Cody Bashore)

The Los Angeles Dodgers picked up a win at Colorado Field, taking down the Colorado Rockies, 5-4. Starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw was a big reason why. Kershaw got the win, improving to 8-0, because yay pitcher wins.

Kershaw’s line: 7 1/3 IP, 6 H, 4 R/ER, 0 BB, 8 K, 2 HR, 104 pitches, 71 strikes. In Coors Field, that’ll play.

We did enough to win,” Kershaw said.

Not sure if this GOAT or a real goat would have given a better quote.

The bullpen chipped in with a solid effort, getting the final five outs of the game that culminated in an Adam Kolarek (!) save — his first of the season.

One of the key players for the Dodgers was center fielder Cody Bellinger, who drilled a 2-run home run in the top of the first inning. For the game, Bellinger went 1 for 4 with a home run and a walk. He drove in 2 runs and scored once. It was the reigning NL MVP’s 10th dong of the season. Gavin Lux chipped in with a 3-for-5 day that raised his team-best batting average to .339. Mookie Betts also contributed three hits to the winning cause.

With the victory, the Dodgers upped their record to 30-22. Brusdar Graterol is making his first start of the season on Tuesday. He’ll face off against not-Clayton-Kershaw Antonio Senzatela.

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.