For one night, the conversation wasn't all about rookie sensation Yasiel Puig.
Granted, the Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder did have another stellar game, which is pretty much the standard these days. But Clayton Kershaw accomplished what few have been able to do lately - he stole some of Puig's spotlight.
Kershaw tossed a four-hitter for his second shutout of the season as the Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 8-0 on Tuesday.
''He had everything working,'' manager Don Mattingly said of his ace.
Kershaw (7-5) kept the Rockies off balance all night, even top hitter Michael Cuddyer, who had his franchise-record 27-game hitting streak halted after going hitless in four plate appearances. Cuddyer flied out to Puig in right to end the game.
''If it was going to end, might as well end against the best pitcher in the league,'' Cuddyer said. ''He pitched really well. He was tough tonight.''
So tough that he allowed just one runner to get to second all evening. The hard-throwing Kershaw...