LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw exited his begin with left forearm discomfort within the second inning towards the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night time.
Kershaw gave up three runs and two hits on 42 pitches over 1 2/3 innings in his closing regular-season begin. The left-hander struck out one and walked none.
He didn’t pitch from July 4 to Sept. 12 whereas on the injured record with left forearm irritation. Kershaw is 10-8 with a 3.38 ERA, his highest mark since a 4.26 ERA as a rookie in 2008.
Supervisor Dave Roberts and a coach went to the mound to test on the three-time Cy Younger Award winner. After a couple of moments, Kershaw walked off with the coach and took a seat within the dugout. Somewhat than hand over the ball, as pitchers usually do once they’re being changed, Kershaw saved it in his glove.
Kershaw can turn into a free agent after this season. Relying on whether or not the playoff-bound Dodgers advance within the postseason and his well being, it might have been his final look with the workforce.
Los Angeles entered the day two video games behind San Francisco for the NL West title however assured of internet hosting the NL wild-card recreation if they do not catch the Giants. The common season ends Sunday.
Kershaw misplaced his final begin at Arizona final weekend, permitting 4 runs (three earned) and 6 hits in 4 1/3 innings of a 7-2 defeat.
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