Many would credit Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw with having some of his best movement and control in Sunday’s game 2 victory, but there was more to it than just that. Teams have been known to steal signs from Kershaw (see St. Louis Cardinals), but thankfully we will not have to put the Cubs on that list!
In latest LA Dodger News, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times spoke with Yasmani Grandal about his strategy going into game 2. There was a heavy focus on insuring that him and Kershaw did everything in their power to be prevent runners at second from stealing signs.
Los Angeles Times: Pedro Moura
In the playoffs, one relayed sign could mean the difference between winning the World Series and not getting there.
That’s why we have four or five different sets of signs, and we’re constantly changing.
All the sudden, Russell is not taking good swings at sliders, looking like he’s looking for a fastball and in a certain location.
Did we know Zobrist had the signs and was doing something for it? Yeah, we did. That’s why we do it.
Here is what Yasmani Grandal had to say overall about Clayton Kershaw’s performance on Sunday:
In case you were unfortunate enough to watch the GOAT, Clayton Kershaw, make the Cubs look silly… here is what you missed:
The Dodgers will head to Los Angeles on Monday in preparation for game 3 on Tuesday. Dodgers rumors are that Rich Hill is set to get the start and, though he has seemed to struggle this postseason, his regular season 2.12 ERA makes him a force to be reckoned with.