Clayton Kershaw, whose May 8 excellence marked a turning point in the Dodger season, leads the major leagues in strikeouts per nine innings.In this edition of Dodger Cogs and Dogs, we're giving it over to the pitchers, who have taken things over. The hitting has remained timely enough, but the pitching has been just shy of dominating – and not just in the recent homestand. In the 30 games since May 8, the day Clayton Kershaw shut out Ubaldo Jimenez and Colorado – we're talking half the season now – the Dodger team ERA is 2.88.
No Cogs and Dogs on Monday's off day – that's too soon. The next C&D will be June 21.