Clayton Kershaw turned in a clunker, a rare bad outing for one of baseball's best pitchers.
After the game, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly was asked a question he hardly ever hears: What's wrong with Kershaw?
''Who got the win today?'' Mattingly teased.
Kershaw, of course, even if he didn't have his electric stuff. The lefty surrendered a career-high 11 hits in five shaky innings and Yasiel Puig scored the go-ahead run before leaving with a strained right knee as the surging Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 10-8 on Monday.
It was hardly vintage Kershaw (14-8), who struggled with his fastball command. He vowed to quickly repress this performance, not take a single thing from it.
''There's nothing to gain from pitching bad like this,'' said Kershaw, who gave up five runs as his ERA jumped from a league-leading 1.72 to 1.89. ''I'm just going to chalk this up to a bad start and enjoy getting a win I probably didn't deserve.''
Puig certainly had an interesting day. He w...