It couldn’t last forever. The Colorado Rockies lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-3 on Friday night.
The Rockies six straight road wins to enter the season would be as far as they would go. Game seven on the road came against a certain pitcher who happens to be very good. In fact, his three Cy Young awards and National League MVP award suggest that he might be really, really good. If that isn’t good enough, consider the fact that the guy the Rockies faced on Friday night is the first pitcher ever to have the league’s best ERA in four consecutive seasons.
Yep, that would be Clayton Kershaw.
The good news for the Rockies was that Kershaw didn’t have his best stuff. The bad news was that neither did Kyle Kendrick for the Rockies. If Kershaw didn’t have his best stuff, it was still going to take a great night from Kendrick to keep the Rockies in the game. Unfortunately for the Rockies, Kershaw’s off-night consisted of him giving up three runs on six hits. Oh, by the way, his off-night also included 12 strikeouts.