Clayton Kershaw bears the brunt in Dodgers’ latest nightmare – Orange County Register

LOS ANGELES — Clayton Kershaw received some of his loudest applause Thursday when he grounded out to third base. As metaphors for the Dodgers’ malaise go, this was a good one. Still, it wasn’t the defining moment of the Dodgers’ latest nightmare. Not even close.

The primal scream Kershaw unleashed after his day was done echoed off the dugout wall and up to the second deck of Dodger Stadium. At last, the feeling of a team with a .717 winning percentage losing 12 of 13 games had a sound. Kershaw kicked a plastic orange cooler in the dugout and threw his glove against the wall too, but they didn’t travel as far.

Other than an injury-shortened outing in June, Kershaw’s latest start was also his shortest of 2017. He allowed four runs against the Colorado Rockies in a mere 3⅔ innings and suffered his third loss in 23 starts. Colorado racked up a few more runs against the Dodgers’ bullpen and won, 9-1, before an announced crowd of 51,492.

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