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The Dodgers looked like that team from midsummer that stormed to the top of the division while Clayton Kershaw looked a lot like the pitcher they’ve seen all season.
It all proved too much for the Atlanta Braves who saw the Dodgers jump out to a 6-1 victory in the opener of their National League division series at Turner Field in Atlanta on Thursday.
Kershaw was dominating striking out 12 Braves and holding them to the one run on just three hits in his seven innings.
It was the second-most strikeouts in the postseason for a Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher after the 15 New York Yankees Sandy Koufax struck out in the opener of the 1963 World Series.
The Dodgers meanwhile scored their six runs on 11 hits. They jumped out to a 5-0 lead after four innings and then let Kershaw bring them home. They made it look pretty easy.
They scored on the speed of Yasiel Puig the power of Adrian Gonzalez and with two hits each from A.J. Ellis (both doubles) and Mark Ellis.
The Dodgers almost looked ...
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Clayton Kershaw “struggled with his fastball command,” wrote one recap of Thursday’s NLDS Game 1 in Atlanta. “He couldn’t throw the ball where he wanted,” said another, again referring to his fastball, and he “wasn’t at his best early,” wrote yet another. Those takes were all accurate, and when you’re reading reviews of a starting pitcher’s playoff performance...
Clayton Kershaw held the Atlanta Braves to one run in game 1 of the NLDS (photo credit: Dale Zaninie, USA TODAY Sports)
With timely hitting and a gutty performance from Clayton Kershaw, the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Atlanta Braves 6-1 to take a 1-0 lead in the National League Division Series.
Kershaw pitched seven innings, allowing only three hits and one run to go with 12...
ATLANTA -- Justin Upton knows all too well what Clayton Kershaw is capable of.
Having seen the Dodgers ace for four years while he was with the National League West rival Diamondbacks, Upton offered a succinct and fitting take on the pitcher the Braves will face Thursday in Game 1 of their division series.
"He's definitely at the top of his game, at the top of his craft...
Clayton Kershaw finally has his first postseason win.
He made sure it was one to remember.
Kershaw struck out 12 while allowing only three hits, Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-run homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 6-1 in Game 1 of the NL division series Thursday night.
The win soared to the top of Kershaw's list of favorites - no small statement for the...
ATLANTA (AP) -- Clayton Kershaw struck out 12 during seven dominant innings, Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-run homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the bumbling Atlanta Braves 6-1 in Game 1 of the NL division series Thursday night.
The Dodgers jumped out to a 5-0 lead by the fourth against Kris Medlen, taking advantage of some shoddy Atlanta defense even though the Braves were generously...
The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 6-1 in Game 1 of the NL Division Series on Thursday night to take a 1-0 series lead. The story of this game was Clayton Kershaw carving up Atlanta's lineup, getting into a vicious groove his third time through the order.
Kershaw was never really in trouble all night, as the Braves totaled just five hits over the course of the...
Before Game One of the NLDS matching up the Los Angels Dodgers against the Atlanta Braves one of our readers let us know that the Braves were going to beat Clayton Kershaw.
Memo to reader: Don’t quit your day job.
Kershaw struck out 12 during seven dominant innings, Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-run homer and the Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 6-1 in Game 1 on Thursday night. Atlanta...
The Dodgers' success isn't built on offense, which is why the loss of Matt Kemp for the postseason and Andre Ethier from the starting lineup was never viewed as major.
Big, yes. Major, not really.
The Dodgers' strength lies in their pitching, in Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke. So although they displayed some clutch hitting in beating the Atlanta Braves 6-1 Thursday...
Clayton Kershaw struck out 12 during seven dominant innings,
Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-run homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers
beat the bumbling Atlanta Braves 6-1 in Game 1 of the NL division
series Thursday night.
I love Nick Swisher, I do. But his performance in the Wild Card Game last night against the Rays was so reminiscent of past post seasons for him. His first few times up, he had a strikeout and then grounded the ball right into the teeth of the shift when there were no fielders from second base to third. Then, when he had a man on first and third, instead of embracing or understanding...
Adam Wainwright and Clayton Kershaw absolutely dealt yesterday, pitching the Cardinals and Dodgers to 1-0 NLDS leads over the Pirates and Braves respectively. Neither game was really all that close, and both series are in line to end like most of our staff predicted.
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Kris Medlen says on his face what all of the Braves were thinking last night. (Daniel...
The Atlanta Braves flopped and staggered their way to another October debacle.
With Dan Uggla watching from the dugout, this one was downright ugly.
Clayton Kershaw struck out 12 during seven dominant innings, Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-run homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers blew out the bumbling Braves 6-1 in Game 1 of the NL division series Thursday night.
The Braves haven'...
The Atlanta Braves will host the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday for the start of the National League Divisional Series.
While the Braves ran away with the NL East this season critics have questioned their ability to have success in the post season.
Coverage of the game will air on TBS beginning at 8:30 pm ET. ESPN Radio will have the radio play by play of this game...