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Merrill Kelly Continues to Struggle Against Dodgers

Merrill Kelly
Sep 19, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger (35) gestures after hitting a double in the third inning as Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Geraldo Perdomo (2) and starting pitcher Merrill Kelly (29) react at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Merrill Kelly had been one of the most dominant pitchers in the MLB since late June, unless he plays the Los Angeles Dodgers. Merrill Kelly continues to struggle against the Dodgers, last night was no different. He pitched a complete 6 innings giving up all 5 of the Dodgers runs.

Merrill Kelly Last Night

In the 6 innings he pitched against the Dodgers, he gave up 5 runs on 8 hits. Two home runs were really the death of last nights outing. He threw 7 K’s and only walked two batters.

Joey Gallo hit a solo home run in the 2nd inning with two outs to put the first run on the board. In the 4th inning Chris Taylor barely and I mean barely hit a home run to left field, bouncing off of the top of the fence.

Clayton Kershaw on the Other Side

As Kelly struggled, the legend himself Clayton Kershaw put on a clinic in the 5-2 win over the Diamondbacks.

Kershaw pitched 6 complete innings giving up 1 run on 6 hits, striking out 10 and walking 0.

The Dodgers and Diamondbacks have a double header starting today at 12:10 Phoenix time. Zach Davies will take the mound for the D-Backs in game 1, while Drey Jameson will make his 2nd career start in the night game.

Michael Grove will take the bump for the Dodgers in game 1, while Tyler Anderson will start game 2.

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Rowan Donaghey is a MLB insider, NHL insider, Betting insider and breaking news reporter for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on twitter via @RowanDonaghey

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