With the Dodgers set to take on the Washington Nationals this afternoon, the All-Star break is behind them as they look to chase the Arizona Diamondbacks atop the NL West.
However, one main storyline to come out of All-Star weekend is the fact that NL manager Bruce Bochy passed over Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw in favor of Mets ace Matt Harvey.
While it was reported that he was upset by the snub, Kershaw told Dan Patrick this morning that wasn’t the case:
“I think I got misquoted a little bit. I wasn’t hurt. Matt Harvey should’ve started, it was in New York. All I said was that it was his (Bochy) opinion. He’s a great guy and he did the right thing. That’s a dumb word to use for an All-Star Game, hurt. That seems a little emotional for an All-Star Game”.
Much was made of the fact that Kershaw wasn’t the starting pitcher since he has the leagues best ERA and his win total isn’t a reflection of how he’s thrown this season.
Regardless, Kershaw pitched a scoreless third inning as the National League fell 3-0 at Citi Field. While it would’ve been great to see number 22 start the game, in the grand scheme of things, it’s not a big deal.
The Dodgers and Kershaw have bigger issues than snubs at the All-Star Game and the only possible disappointment over the weekend is the National League not gaining home field advantage in a potential World Series berth.