10:15 PM ET, September 14, 2010
AT&T Park, San Francisco, California
Clayton Kershaw tosses 4-hit shutout as Dodgers nip Barry Zito, Giants
SAN FRANCISCO -- Manager Bruce Bochy wasn't about to point blame at one defensive hiccup. The San Francisco Giants have to score.Barry Zito's winless streak reached a career-worst 12 outings and he lost his seventh straight game because of a fielding error by Juan Uribe, and the Giants fell 1-0 to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night."We've got to find ways to put runs on the board," Bochy said.
Sanchez was in the Giants' lineup two days after injuring his left knee in Sunday's series finale at San Diego. ... Kemp was caught stealing for the 15th time this year. He has 18 stolen bases. ... Los Angeles LF Scott Podsednik missed his fourth straight game and likely is done for the season with plantar fasciitis in his left foot. Podsednik was headed to Dallas on Wednesday to get a second opinion and that surgery is a possibility. Jay Gibbons will get the bulk of the time in left, though Reed Johnson played LF against the lefty starter and Gibbons was at first. ... Dodgers RHP Vicente Padilla, scratched from his scheduled start Sunday against Houston because of a bulging disk in his neck, is also likely to shut down for the remainder of 2010. ... Flags at AT&T Park flew at half-staff and a moment of silence was held before the game for those affected by a deadly pipeline explosion last week in nearby San Bruno. The fire killed at least four people and destroyed nearly 40 homes.
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Regular Season Series
|San Francisco leads 10-8 (as of Tue 9/14)|
|Fri 4/16||@LAD 10, SF 8||Recap|
|Sat 4/17||SF 9, @LAD 0||Recap|
|Sun 4/18||@LAD 2, SF 1||Recap|
|Mon 6/28||LAD 4, @SF 2||Recap|
|Tue 6/29||LAD 4, @SF 2||Recap|
|Wed 6/30||LAD 8, @SF 2||Recap|
|Mon 7/19||SF 5, @LAD 2||Recap|
|Tue 7/20||SF 7, @LAD 5||Recap|
|Wed 7/21||@LAD 2, SF 0||Recap|
|Fri 7/30||@SF 6, LAD 5||Recap|
|Sat 7/31||@SF 2, LAD 1||Recap|
|Sun 8/1||@SF 2, LAD 0||Recap|
|Fri 9/3||@LAD 4, SF 2||Recap|
|Sat 9/4||SF 5, @LAD 4||Recap|
|Sun 9/5||SF 3, @LAD 0||Recap|
|» Tue 9/14||LAD 1, @SF 0||Box Score|
|Wed 9/15||@SF 2, LAD 1||Recap|
|Thu 9/16||@SF 10, LAD 2||Recap|
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|6th||C Blake grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, R Johnson scored on error by shortstop J Uribe, R Furcal to third, A Ethier to second.||1||0|
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|Stadium||AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA|
|Attendance||36,076 (86.1% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||61 degrees, clear|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Gary Cederstrom, First Base - Ed Hickox, Second Base - Marty Foster, Third Base - Jim Wolf|
How Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw dwarfed the Giants: - Unreal slider. The Giants were 0-7 with 2 strikeouts on Kershaw's 15 sliders. For the season, hitters are now 10-102 (.098) against the pitch. - Great starts. Kershaw retired all 9 of the hitters leading off innings (100 pct; MLB average: 68 pct). - Dominated up and in. On pitches "up" in the zone, Giants hitters were 1-14. On pitches "in", Giants hitters were 1-14. On pitches "up and in"? 0-5.
Barry Zito is the first Giants starter since 1920 to lose while pitching at least 5 2/3 innings without allowing an earned run and one hit or fewer. The last NL starter to do it was Don Wilson for the Astros vs the Reds on September 4, 1974. The last MLB starter was Jered Weaver on June 28, 2008 vs the Dodgers.
Barry Zito has now lost 8 straight decisions as a starter. That is tied for the 2nd-longest single-season streak by a starter in San Francisco Giants history (since 1958). Only Terry Mulholland who lost 9 straight decisions in 1995 has a longer streak by a starter. Zito has also lost his last 6 starts. Only Juan Marichal in 1972 and Zito in 2008, who both lost 7 straight starts, have longer losing streaks as a starter in San Francisco Giants history (since 1958).
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