Up next for the Dodgers: at Houston
Clayton Kershaw, coming off perhaps the best outing of his brief Dodgers career, will be opposed tonight by journeyman Russ Ortiz.
April 21, 2009
When: 5 PDT.
Where: Minute Maid Park.
On the air: TV:Channel 9; Radio: 790, 930.
Pitchers: Clayton Kershaw vs. Russ Ortiz.
Wednesday, 5 p.m.: Randy Wolf (1-1, 3.93) vs. Roy Oswalt (0-2, 4.26).
Thursday, 5 p.m.: Chad Billingsley (3-0, 2.84) vs. Wandy Rodriguez (1-1, 1.89).
Update: Kershaw had perhaps the best outing of his brief major league career in his last start, limiting San Francisco to a run and a hit over seven innings. The 21-year-old left-hander struck out 13, making him the youngest Dodger to record that many strikeouts in a game since Sandy Koufax had 14 as a 19-year-old rookie in 1955. Ortiz is back after missing all of last season recovering from reconstructive elbow surgery. Signed to a minor league deal this winter, he won the competition to be Houston's fifth starter. He's made one start, giving up three runs in 4 2/3 innings at Pittsburgh last week.