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Dodgers News: Clayton Kershaw Exits His Start With Injury



The Dodgers need a win on Friday night in Los Angeles. With the NL West division on the line, they realistically will need to sweep the Brewers right out of Southern California to have a shot of just forcing a game 163. 

In order to help that, the Dodgers sent out Clayton Kershaw on Friday night. But that was cut very short as Kershaw exited early against Milwaukee. In the top of the 2nd inning, Dave Roberts and the training staff came out to remove him from the game. 

Kershaw had been 42 pitches into the outing and had already given up 3 runs. The Dodgers staff came out and pulled him from the game, though an injury has yet to be specified by the team. 

Kershaw already missed a large chunk of the Dodgers season right after the All-Star Break. A forearm/elbow issue shut him down for a long time, bad enough to where he could not pitch in a game until September. 

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Kersh was making his 4th start with the Dodgers since returning from the injured list. More information on this as it comes in. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. I will never go negative on Kershaw. He’s a Dodger great and a great competitor. I wish him the best.

  2. Pitchers’ arms are blessed with only so many “bullets”. Sadly, it looks like Kershaw has used up all his ammo. All those long seasons and TONS of extra post-season innings have taken their toll. He’s a first ballot Hall-of-Famer. He has more money than he and his progeny can spend in 5 lifetimes. Time to retire gracefully like Koufax did, maybe stay with the Dodgers as a pitching coach, and mentor the young guns like Dustin May, Julio Urias and Tony Gonsolin…

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