Kershaw Next Challenge for Rockies

Clayton Kershaw

The Rockies have suffered three consecutive losses for the fourth time this season. Avoiding that first four-game losing streak on Saturday night won’t be easy. they will face Clayton Kershaw at Dodger Stadium. He is 20-6 in 35 career starts against the Rockies, including 11-2 with a 1.52 ERA in 16 starts against them at Dodger Stadium.

Matt Cain
Madison Bumgarner

18 pitchers all-time have won at least 11 games against the Rockies, led by Kershaw, who goes into tonight’s start at Dodger Stadium with 20 wins. Kershaw and the Giants’ duo of Matt Cain (17-11) and Madison Bumgarner (12-7) are the only active pitchers among the 18.

Player Season W L Pct IP H ERA AVG
Clayton Kershaw 2008-2017(10) 20 6 0.769 221.1 179 3.13 0.222
Randy Johnson 1997-2009(11) 19 8 0.704 211.1 153 2.47 0.202
Matt Cain 2005-2017(13) 17 11 0.607 237.2 184 3.48 0.214
Greg Maddux 1993-2008(15) 16 8 0.667 199.2 208 4.1 0.268
Brad Penny 2000-2014(10) 14 3 0.824 149.2 133 3.25 0.243
Jason Schmidt 1995-2007(11) 13 6 0.684 165 147 3.76 0.238
Madison Bumgarner 2010-2017(8) 12 7 0.632 165.1 158 3.05 0.255
Kevin Brown 1996-2004(9) 11 5 0.688 141.2 117 3.05 0.229
Shawn Estes 1995-2008(9) 11 6 0.647 138.2 144 4.22 0.279
Tom Glavine 1993-2008(14) 11 6 0.647 193.2 183 2.97 0.255
Tim Lincecum 2007-2015(9) 11 10 0.524 183.1 171 4.07 0.248
Derek Lowe 1997-2011(10) 11 8 0.579 129 137 4.47 0.271
Russ Ortiz 1998-2009(11) 11 7 0.611 147.2 146 4.27 0.258
Kirk Rueter 1993-2005(12) 11 11 0.5 166.1 212 5.68 0.315
Curt Schilling 1993-2007(13) 11 6 0.647 174.1 201 4.44 0.286
John Smoltz 1993-2007(13) 11 5 0.688 138 135 3.59 0.259
Steve Trachsel 1994-2007(10) 11 6 0.647 143.2 144 4.45 0.262
Brandon Webb 2003-2009(7) 11 7 0.611 172 164 3.98 0.252

But it is not just the Rockies Kershaw dominates at Dodger Stadium. He has the third lowest career ERA at Dodger Stadium among pitchers with at least 15 wins.

Leaders in Dodger Stadium ERA

Player Season W L ERA
Sandy Koufax 1962-1966 57 15 1.37
Alex Wood 2013-2017 11 2 1.77
Clayton Kershaw 2008-2017 76 30 2.05
Marcelino Lopez 1965-1965 10 3 2.18
Don Drysdale 1962-1969 65 43 2.19
Dean Chance 1962-1965 35 20 2.24
Bob Veale 1962-1971 11 7 2.25
Zack Greinke 2012-2017 29 7 2.3
Kevin Brown 1996-2003 32 18 2.31
Andy Messersmith 1973-1979 33 21 2.35

The Rockies have lost three in a row for the fourth time this year. The losing streaks have featured blow out games, and the streaks were snapped with a well pitched game. The Rockies three-game losing streaks, and game they snapped it in.

Dates Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Snapped
Apr 24-26 Wash 15-12 Wash 11-4 Wash 16-5 @Dbacks 3-1
May 29-31 Sea 6-5 Sea 10-4 @Sea 5-0 @Sea 6-3
June 11-13 @Cubs 7-5 @Pitt 7-2 @Pitt 5-2 @Pitt 5-1
June 21-23 Dbacks 16-5 Dbacks 10-3 @Dodgers 6-1 TBD
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