Clayton Kershaw He came off his final start to the regular season early Friday night in Los Angeles, knocking out two teams in the second half after throwing 42 shots against the Milwaukee Brewers.
The reason for his departure was not immediately determined.
Kershaw, the suspended free agent on the Dodgers likely to end his season in the National League wild card game on Wednesday, received a standing ovation from the Dodger Stadium crowd as he returned to the dugout.
Kershaw grabbed his baseball instead of handing it to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts when he came off the hill.
Kershaw, 33, was in his fourth season after missing more than two months to elbow inflammation. He allowed the same amount of hits as he scored (five) and was assigned three winning runs, allowing five hits to go faster than 95 mph. It was the first time in any game in the Statcast era (since 2015) that at least half of the hitters Kershaw faced took a heavy hit against him.
The 2021 left-handed regular season ends with 3.55 ERA in rounds of 121⅔. The question is what, if anything, he can offer in postseason.
Friday’s Dodgers entered two games behind the San Francisco Giants in the NL West with three games remaining. If they lose their ninth title in a row, they will host the St. Louis Cardinals next week. Max Scherzer He will be set to start facing the Cardinals Adam Wainwright.
ESPN statistics and information were used in this report.
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