Clayton Kershaw had a very appropriate reaction to giving up a home run to Madison Bumgarner.
In a duel between the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers, it’s only appropriate that fans be treated to watching Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers and Madison Bumgarner of the Giants pitch against each other. They are two of the best pitchers in the world and watching them go against each other is always entertaining.
Today, it was far more entertaining because Bumgarner, who is a better hitter than some position players, hit a home run against Kershaw.
Clayton Kershaw had the same reaction that most of us would have.
Kershaw’s frustration and confusion is warranted because amazingly, that’s not the first time he has given up a home run to Bumgarner. While Madison Bumgarner is a remarkable hitter considering he’s a pitcher, that doesn’t do anything to ease the pain of giving up a home run to a fellow pitcher.
The Dodgers ace will be looking to grab the NL Cy Young back after losing out to Jake Arrieta. Before finishing third last season in the NL Cy Young voting, Kershaw had won three of the last four NL Cy Youngs along with an MVP in 2014.
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