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Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Along with being considered one of the best pitchers in baseball, Clayton Kershaw has earned the reputation of a serious person. It’s well known he’s not to be bothered by teammates and media alike on days he takes the mound for the Los Angeles Dodgers, but it’s less known that Kershaw is otherwise an easy going personality — which was seen in the ping pong tournament championship match.

While Kershaw has yet hit his stride this season, the Dodgers have chugged along and had plenty of reason to celebrate in the first two of their seven-game homestand. In the series opener Monday night, Scott Van Slyke hit a walk-off three-run home run that naturally led to a mob scene at home plate.

However, as Brett Anderson pointed out, Kershaw was left out, though not for lack of effort:

Anderson followed his first tweet up with one that showed Kershaw’s response to going unnoticed by Van Slyke:

While there wasn’t a consecutive walk-off win Tuesday, the Dodgers scored 11 runs on 21 hits. After Jimmy Rollins scored on Alex Guerrero’s double in the fifth inning, the veteran shortstop became the latest teammate to not see Kershaw, as Anderson again pointed out:

As the Dodgers wait for the ace of their pitching staff to settle in, they sit atop the National League West with a 22-10 record and trail the St. Louis Cardinals by one game for the best record in all of baseball.

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