Another year, another disappointing ending for the Dodgers. The Red Sox took down the boys in blue by a score of 5-1 after another disappointing World Series start from Clayton Kershaw. As most fans may know, there is a possibility that this could have been the very last start of Kershaw’s career as a Dodger.
Clayton Kershaw says he has 3 days to decide if wants to opt out of his contract.
— ESPNLosAngeles (@ESPNLosAngeles) October 29, 2018
Kershaw got tagged early and Boston never slowed down. Steven Pearce rocketed a two-run shot in the first that took the air out of Dodgers fans in Fenway Park West(there were a ton of Boston fans). Kershaw got tagged for two more solo home runs to bring it up to four earned runs across seven innings of work. He struck out five and did not issue a walk. He finished up the 2018 playoffs with a 4.20 ERA across 30 innings pitched.
As for the offense, they simply did not show up. David Freese launched a solo shot to lead off the game, and that was it. They could only muster up two more hits for the rest of the game. The Dodgers hitters finished up striking out eleven times and there were only two walks issued.
There are plenty of questions for the Dodgers heading into the offseason. The contract of Hyun-jin Ryu, Ryan Madson, Brian Dozier, Manny Machado, Yasmani Grandal, and likely Clayton Kershaw have expired. It’s almost guaranteed that Machado will be signing elsewhere, and Grandal is likely to draw too much attention to retain. We will have to examine the market and keep a close eye on it all winter long.
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