It has nothing to do with the shoulders. “I just couldn’t throw it.”
LA Dodgers legend Clayton Kershaw (35), who won 210 games, recalled a past he did not want to remember. Especially in the fall, his weakness was revealed again, causing him to bow his head. Kershaw allowed 6 hits (1 home run), 1 walk, and 6 runs in ⅓ innings in the first game of the National League Division Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks of the 2023 Major League Baseball League held at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California on the 8th (Korean time).
As soon as the game started, I was hit hard and had to leave the mound. According to ESPN Stats & Info, Kershaw is the first pitcher in history to give up 5 runs on 5 hits before being counted out in the major league postseason. Just losing was painful, but they added a dark side to it.
After Kershaw was hit hard, the American media was all over the news that he was weak in the postseason. In fact, Kershaw has 13 wins, 13 losses, and an average ERA of 4.49 in 39 postseason games (32 as a starter). His last postseason win was also a World Series away game against the Tampa Bay Rays on October 26, 2020 (5⅔ innings, 5 hits, 6 strikeouts, 2 walks, 2 runs).
In 2020, when the Dodgers won the World Series, Kershaw performed well with 4 wins, 1 loss, and an ERA of 2.93 in 5 games, finally ridding himself of the stigma of being a weak man in October. However, after that, they failed to win a single postseason game and regained their previous form(?). He was a spectator in the postseason due to injury in 2021, and had an ERA of 5.40 in one game in 2022. 2020 was the only year in which he recorded an earned run average in the 2-point range in the postseason.
Manager Dave Roberts and Freddie Freeman and other members of the Los Angeles Dodgers told The Athletic on the 9th (Korean time), “It’s shocking. “No one expected it.” Then Kershaw said, “I’m really embarrassed. “I feel like I let everyone down.”토토사이트
Some people suspected that Kershaw’s shoulder problem may have arisen again after he was hit early on. But Kershaw said, “It’s okay. Nothing to do with health. “I just couldn’t throw it,” he said. Coach Roberts also announced that Kershaw would appear on the mound in Game 4 of the Division Series.
“Obviously I didn’t pitch well,” Kershaw said. I think he made some good pitches, but they (Arizona guys) hit too. I don’t know what to say anymore. Starting in the postseason is difficult. “Clearly we have a chance.”