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 25, 2014 |
PHOENIX -- Clayton Kershaw might not start for the Dodgers on opening day , but he will pitch in their first exhibition game of the spring. Kershaw is scheduled to take the mound Wednesday at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, where the Dodgers will face the Arizona Diamondbacks. Jose Dominguez, Ross Stripling, Seth Rosin and Javy Guerra will be among the relievers available. Hanley Ramirez, Adrian Gonzalez, Andre Ethier, A.J. Ellis and Matt Kemp will not travel to Scottsdale for the game.
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.
March 29, 2014 |
For the first time in his career, Clayton Kershaw is on the disabled list. Kershaw would have started the Dodgers' home opener Friday. Instead, Hyun-jin Ryu will start that game -- his third start in the Dodgers' first six games. Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly said Kershaw experienced discomfort on the last of his 27 throws as he played catch Saturday. The Dodgers already had scratched Kershaw from his scheduled Sunday start because of what the team said was inflammation in his upper back, and they put him on the disabled list immediately after he reported the discomfort Saturday.
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.
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.