Kershaw's slow start problematic

Left-hander can't find rhythm early in loss, and Kemp's misplay doesn't help matters

Updated: April 30, 2010, 12:21 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Much will be made, and rightly so, of the fact Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp misplayed a ball into a triple in the first inning Thursday night, a play that let in the only two runs of the game in a 2-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates before 40,185 at Dodger Stadium.

Much also will be made, and rightly so, of the fact the Dodgers scored the same number of runs (nine) in the one game Clayton Kershaw won this season as they have in his other four starts combined.

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