April 5, 2012 |
SAN DIEGO -- Clayton Kershaw must have been spending too much time around Andre Ethier. Ethier missed Saturday's Freeway Series game against the Angels with a stomach bug, and it apparently made its way to Clayton Kershaw. Kershaw started the season opener for the Dodgers on Thursday, despite battling the flu. After three innings, however, the flu won and Kershaw left the game against the Padres. Kershaw did not give up a run in his three innings, walking one and striking out one. He also had the Dodgers' first single, so at least he left with a perfect ERA and batting average.
February 16, 2013 |
PHOENIX -- Clayton Kershaw will be the Dodgers' opening-day starter for the third consecutive year, Manager Don Mattingly announced Saturday. The Dodgers start their season on April 1 against the defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium. As the team took the field for the first full-squad workout of the spring, Mattingly said of Kershaw, “You like guys that are low maintenance. He's been relatively healthy. He's pretty consistent in his outings.
August 9, 2009 |
The silence in the Dodgers' dressing quarters was pierced by an expletive. For the second consecutive night, the Dodgers fell to the Atlanta Braves in extra innings at Dodger Stadium, this time by a 2-1 score in 10 innings. The Dodgers, who were nine games up in the National League West as recently as July 25, had their lead over the second-place San Francisco Giants reduced to 5 1/2 games after their ninth loss in 14 games. The last time the Dodgers led by as few games was on May 14. There was more.
August 22, 2013 |
Clayton Kershaw, who won the Dodgers' spring training table tennis tournament handily, will play host to a charity ping-pong event Aug. 29 at Dodger Stadium. “Ping Pong 4 Purpose” will benefit the pitcher's nonprofit foundation, which works to improve the lives of children in Los Angeles, Dallas and Zambia. The single-elimination competition will feature Kershaw and some of his Dodger teammates, with celebrities including Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, comedian George Lopez and former manager Tony La Russa also expected to attend.
September 18, 2012 |
Patience, now. Patience can be rewarded, right? Maybe, hopefully. The Dodgers have yet to officially announce the results of Clayton Kershaw's visit to a New York hip specialist Tuesday, but at least the door to his pitching again this season was left ajar. When your season could be hanging in the balance, maybe you keep it open as long as possible. Meeting with the media in Washington, Mattingly said that although Kershaw wasn't so much as scheduled to throw in a bullpen session, there was a chance he could pitch again this season.
September 22, 2012 |
CINCINNATI -- Clayton Kershaw remains a possibility to pitch on Sunday in the Dodgers' series finale against the Cincinnati Reds. "He's still in play," Manager Don Mattingly said. Kershaw, who is trying to come back from a hip injury, did on Saturday what he usually does in days before starts: He worked out and studied video. A day earlier, Kershaw threw a 20-pitch bullpen session. Kershaw wouldn't say whether he was aiming to start on Sunday. "I'm preparing myself to start," Kershaw said.