Dodgers: The good, the bad, and the ugly from the Yankee series
Outside of Tony Gonsolin, the Dodgers’ starting pitching could’ve been a lot better. Hyun-Jin Ryu was blasted in Friday’s game allowing seven earned runs on three home runs. He failed to make it out of the fifth inning and oddly enough he still struck out seven batters. When he allowed contact it was damaging. His signature command was absent for the second straight outing.
The Dodgers have said they will either skip one of Ryu’s starts in October or limit his outings with the expanded rosters. After allowing 11 runs across ten innings in his last two starts, Ryu is in a bit of a funk. Whether it’s fatigue or just a rough patch, that will be determined by how he does in his next few outings.
Clayton Kershaw also struggled with the long ball in his start Sunday. While Clayton pitched a quality start going seven innings and allowing three runs, he allowed three home runs on mistake pitches. The Yankees took full advantage of his mistakes to score three times off a red hot Kershaw. He did manage to strike out 12 batters in the outing.