Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/28/13
The Dodgers have an ace in Clayton Kershaw and another ace in Zack Greinke. And Ricky Nolasco? What’s he exactly? Nolasco is giving the Dodgers pitching that’s at least equal to the aces and currently maybe even better. Crazy but true. One turn after shutting down the Boston Red Sox Nolasco was back at it Wednesday afternoon blanking the Chicago Cubs in his dominating eight innings to lead the Dodgers to a 4-0 victory at Dodger Stadium. Nolasco held the Cubs to three hits and has now not given up a run in his last two starts (16 innings). Supported by solo home runs from Hanley Ramirez and Andre Ethier against former Dodger Edwin Jackson Nolasco (11-9) breezed through his eight innings. He did not walk a batter until the eighth and struck out 11. Nolasco acquired from the Miami Marlins on July 6 is now 6-1 as a Dodger. In his last four games he has posted a 1.08 earned-run average. In the month of August he is 5-0 with a 1.64 ERA. Otherwise he’s just been another guy. Kenley Jansen completed the dominating pitching performance for the Dodgers striking out the side in the ninth inning (corrected: there was no save). The shutout was the Dodgers’ 19th on the season easily tops in the majors. Ramirez started the scoring hitting his homer off Jackson (7-14) in the first inning. Ethier added his solo shot in the fourth to give the Dodgers a 2-0 lead.
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