Even though it was ‘Autumn Kershaw’, he had never thrown this poorly. LA Dodgers left-handed ace Clayton Kershaw collapsed miserably.바카라사이트
Kershaw started in Game 1 of the National League Division Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the ‘2023 Major League Baseball League’ held at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, USA on the 8th (Korean time) and pitched 35 pitches, 6 hits (1 run), and 6 walks in ⅓ innings. We lost a lot of goals and were kicked out early.
Kershaw was not originally a strong pitcher in the fall. Until this day, he had appeared in a total of 38 postseason games (31 as a starter), winning 13 games and suffering 12 losses. This means that the probability of giving the Dodgers victory was almost 50%. His postseason ERA is high at 4.22. It is significantly higher than Kershaw’s major league regular season career ERA of 2.48.
In fact, Kershaw was not in good shape at the end of his regular season. Although his earned run average was as low as 2.33 in four games in September, he never pitched more than six innings. His last pitching of more than 6 innings was on July 28 against the Colorado Rockies (6 scoreless innings). In August and September, most pitches barely lasted 5 innings.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts still selected Kershaw as the first starter for fall baseball. He meant that he would trust the more experienced Kershaw than Bobby Miller.
However, Kershaw was booed by the home fans and had to come off the mound in the first inning. He got off to an uneasy start by allowing a double to leadoff hitter Ketel Marte, and then allowed a timely hit to Corbin Carroll at second base with no outs, taking the lead 0-1. He then gave up a hit to Tommy Pham, continuing the crisis with no outs on first and second base, and a timely double to Christian Walker to left, making it 0-2.
Kershaw could hardly come to his senses. In the ensuing crisis with no outs on second and third base, Gabriel Moreno hit a three-run shot to the left, bringing the score to 0-5. He failed to register a single out and allowed five consecutive hits to five batters, giving up five runs. This type of pitch was probably unfamiliar to Kershaw himself, and the Dodgers bullpen moved quickly.
In a situation where there were no baserunners and no outs, Kershaw had a hard time getting one out by returning the sixth batter, Lourdes Gurriel Jr., to a grounder to shortstop. However, he walked Alec Thomas and was once again in danger with one out and one on base, and was hit by a timely double from Evan Longoria in the middle of the month, making the score 0-6.
Manager Roberts could no longer have Kershaw on the mound. Kershaw was replaced by Emmett Sheehan after a humiliating pitch. Sheehan prevented additional runs by not calling in Kershaw’s runner.
Kershaw retreated to the dugout with a miserable expression, and Dodgers fans, who had always been enthusiastic about Ace Kershaw, could not hide their disappointment to the point of booing.