Brewers starters are first since 1937 to allow double-digit runs three times in four games


Last night Brewers left-hander Randy Wolf allowed a career-high 12 runs against the Pirates, which is doubly amazing because Pittsburgh has scored the fewest runs in the entire league this season.
Also amazing is that Wolf is the third Brewers pitcher to allow double-digit runs in a start this week. Seriously. He allowed 12 runs yesterday, Dave Bush allowed 10 runs Tuesday, and Manny Parra allowed 10 runs Sunday.
And in between all that, Chris Capuano allowed just one run to pick up his first win since way back in 2007.
When is the last time one team had their starters allow 10-plus runs three times in four games? According to the Elias Sports Bureau (via Adam McCalvey of it was the St. Louis Browns in 1937.
McCalvey also notes that there have been 13 instances of a starter allowing 10-plus runs across baseball all season and not only are four of them by Brewers starters, all four came within the past two weeks. No wonder manager Ken Macha is ornery.

Clayton Kershaw completes spring training with a 0.00 ERA

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Clayton Kershaw had nothing left to prove when he exited the mound during his last Cactus League start on Friday. He finished camp with a 0.00 ERA, made all the more impressive after he extended his scoreless streak to 21 1/3 innings following 6 2/3 frames of one-hit ball against the Royals.

In six spring training starts this year, the Dodgers southpaw racked up 12 hits, four walks and 23 strikeouts. His velocity appeared to fluctuate between the high-80s and low-90s from start to start, but manager Dave Roberts told reporters that he expects Kershaw to get back up to the 93 m.p.h. range next week. Kershaw is tabbed for his eighth consecutive Opening Day start on Thursday.

The 30-year-old lefty is poised to enter his 11th season with the club in 2018. He went 18-4 in 27 starts last year and turned in a 2.31 ERA, 1.5 BB/9 and 10.4 SO/9 over 175 innings. He suffered his fair share of bumps and bruises along the way, including a lower back strain that required a five-week stay on the disabled list.

The Dodgers will open their season against the Giants on Thursday, March 29 at 7:08 PM ET. Given the sudden rash of injuries that hit the Giants’ rotation earlier today, Kershaw’s Opening Day opponent has not yet been announced.