The Braves faced the best pitcher in baseball on Tuesday night in a ballpark they never play well in. It went about as well as you'd expect, with the Braves falling by a score of 8-0.
The Braves managed just five hits. Nick Markakis was the lone bright spot offensively as he went 3-for-4 with a double. Freddie Freeman struck out four times. It was that kind of a night.
Kershaw was dominant against a lineup he should dominate; he tossed seven innings of scoreless ball, striking out 10 and walking none. The Dodger bullpen handled the final two innings without incident.
The Dodgers broke a 0-0 tie in the fourth inning with a Howie Kendrick RBI double. Justin Turner followed with an RBI-single. Andre Ether then drove in two more with a double, followed by an RBI double from A.J. Ellis. Kershaw added on an RBI single for good measure to push the lead to 6-0. Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-run homer in the fifth to push the lead to 8-0.
The real story of the night was the Juan Uribe trade. Read all about that here.