May 17, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22) throws in the first inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw gets shelled against Diamondbacks, pulled in second inning


Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is one of the most dominant pitchers in the game of baseball today. If you want evidence of that, just go take a look at the two CY Young trophies that he owns, including the one that he grabbed last season. But even the best have their bad outings, and on Saturday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Kershaw had about the worst you can ask for.

The bottom of the first inning seemed like it was going to be smooth sailing for Kershaw and the Dodgers as he retired the first three batters in order.

But then, the second inning happened.

The Diamondbacks had their way with the Dodgers phenom and when it was all said and done, Kershaw would be pulled out of the game with one of the more horrendous two-inning stat lines that you will ever see.


That’s about as bad as you can get, and you certainly couldn’t blame Dodgers manager Don Mattingly for pulling him, because believe it or not, there are some managers that would see if their pitcher could fight out of that, especially someone with the skills that Kershaw possesses on the mound.

But tonight just wasn’t his night, and you want him to live to fight another day. Unfortunately though, for as negative as it is, this horrible night will go down in history along with his CY Youngs.

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