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The Dodgers lose again


Remember yesterday how I said that the Dodgers’ losing streak was nothing to be too concerned about? Well, it’s still not, but at some point a “don’t be concerned about it” losing streak can go on long enough to where being concerned about it is reasonable. I don’t think the Dodgers are there yet, but really dudes, you should probably start winning games.

Los Angeles got beat again last night and beat pretty convincingly. The Rockies came out of the box against Clayton Kershaw, starting the game out with a single, a double and then a three-run homer from Nolan Arenado. After the homer Mark Reynolds singled as well, meaning that Kershaw didn’t any of the first four batters he faced. They’d touch Kershaw for a single, a double and  a sac fly in the third for their fourth run of the game off of the Dodgers ace, who wouldn’t make it through four innings.

After that the bullpen provided no relief, with Brock Stewart giving up two runs in an inning and a third and Edward Paredes allowing three runs to score without retiring a batter. He had help, as Josh Ravin walked in two of the runners Parades let reach.

Just an atrocious performance for a team some thought to be unstoppable a couple of weeks ago. Now they’ve lost seven in a row and 12 of their last 13.

Julio Teheran throws six no-hit innings in return from disabled list

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Braves starter Julio Teheran dazzled in his return from the 10-day disabled list on Sunday, tossing six no-hit inning against the Padres. He walked three and struck out 11 batters on 95 pitches. Unfortunately for Teheran and for the Braves, the no-hit bid ended quickly as reliever Shane Carle surrendered a one-out single to Cory Spangenberg in the seventh inning. Nevertheless, the Braves went on to win 4-1 over the Padres.

Teheran, 27, went on the disabled list on June 5 with a right thumb contusion. He apparently suffered the injury while batting during his June 4 start against the Padres. Following Sunday’s effort, Teheran now carries a 3.97 ERA with a 67/36 K/BB ratio in 77 innings this season.

Coincidentally, Teheran has a spotless ERA on Father’s Day across four starts. Here were the results from his previous three starts:

  • June 16, 2013 vs. Giants: 6 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 K
  • June 21, 2015 vs. Mets: 7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K
  • June 19, 2016 at Mets: 9 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K