The Los Angeles Dodgers had their five-game winning streak snapped on Sunday, but there is no better way to start a new winning streak than with Clayton Kershaw on the mound. Kershaw takes the hill Monday night as the Dodgers open a three-game series against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. Kershaw looks to continue his hot pitching of late.
Kershaw has won three straight starts, allowing one total run in 20 innings, and is working on a streak of 14 consecutive scoreless innings. Kershaw, who has won 14 of his last 16 decisions, is 10-2 in his last 12 starts with a 1.68 ERA, with 101 strikeouts and 17 walks in 91 innings.
Against San Diego in his career, Kershaw is 5-3 with a 2.48 ERA in 11 starts, and he has never allowed more than three runs to San Diego. Kershaw pitched a complete game in a 6-2 win at Petco Park in San Diego on August 1. Kershaw leads the National League with 207 strikeouts, and trails Justin Verlander by 11 strikeouts for the major league lead.
Kershaw won NL Pitcher of the Month in July by going 4-1 with a 2.02 ERA, and he has been even better in August, at 4-1 with a 1.69 ERA.
Mat Latos gets the start for the Padres, looking for some better run support against the Dodgers. Latos is 6-12 on the season with a 3.74 ERA, and he has allowed just two runs in two starts to the Dodgers this season. However, both games resulted in 1-0 Dodger wins.
Monday night's 7:10 p.m. PDT game will be televised by Prime Ticket. For more news and information on the Dodgers, be sure to read True Blue LA.