Although it took him some time, it looks like three-time Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw is hitting his stride. He hasn’t allowed a run in 29 straight innings and will look to keep the struggling Oakland Athletics under wraps.
Kershaw wasn’t a very profitable pitcher early in the season. Bettors who backed him early on lost four times in his first six outings. The Dodgers lost four straight starts of his to end June and begin July. However, he’s clearly on a hot streak now as he hasn’t allowed a run in any of his last three starts, giving up 14 hits in that span.
The A’s will counter with Jesse Chavez, who hasn’t received much run support this season. The A’s are averaging just 4.3 runs per game in his starts. However, keep in mind that they scored 30 of those runs in two starts, which means they’ve averaged just 3.2 runs per game in his other outings. If they keep that up, that could compete with the red-hot Kershaw and Dodgers on Wednesday.