LOS ANGELES -- The Phillies face reigning National League Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw in Wednesday's series finale at Dodger Stadium.
Surprisingly, Kershaw is 0-4 with a 4.95 ERA in seven regular-season starts against the Phillies, although he has a 3.20 ERA in his last three. Including the postseason, Kershaw is 0-5 with a 5.55 ERA in 11 appearances against the Phillies.
Phillies manager Charlie Manuel doesn't seem to believe they have Kershaw's number.
"I think it just happens that way," he said. "He usually pitches pretty good. It's not like we jump on him and crush him."