Thursday, October 28, 2021

Dodgers Kershaw relegated to injury list ahead of playoff

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22) reacts to the mound before exiting the game during the second inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday, September 1, 2021 in Los Angeles. (Ashley Landis/AP Photo)

Los Angeles-Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw returned to the injured list on Saturday, days before Los Angeles began its post-season defense of the World Series championship.

The three-time Cy Young Award winner has left a forearm problem, the same injury that sidelined him for 57 games from August 9 to September 13.

Kershaw dropped his start on Friday night against Milwaukee after 1 2/3 innings. He conceded three runs with a strike out. He is 10-8 with a 3.38 ERA, his highest score since 4.26 ERA as a rookie in 2008.

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“Chances are, it’s not looking great for October right now,” said a depressed Kershaw. “I just wanted to be a part of this team going through October. This team is special.”

The Dodgers went two games behind San Francisco for the NL West title on Saturday, but were assured of hosting the NL wild-card game if they don’t catch the Giants with two games left.

The team recalled right-hander Mitch White.

The Associated Press

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This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

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