Los Angeles Dodgers legend Clayton Kershaw made Jurickson Profar look silly, as he’s done with so many hitters previously.
What else is new?
Kershaw is a nasty left-handed pitcher, and is destined for the Hall of Fame for a reason.
Dodgers vs. Padres may not yet be a rivalry, depending on who you ask, but it has to feel good for Kershaw to make a division foe look like…well, this.
Excuse me, Jurickson Profar?
By no means is Kershaw easy to hit, but why would anyone swing at a pitch that short of home plate?
I’m not out here convincing a 29-year-old MLB veteran to change livelihoods, but Kershaw just stole his soul.
Jurickson Profar missed Clayton Kershaw pitch by a mile
Kershaw went five strong innings, giving up three runs in the process. Game 2 was a grind for the 34-year-old lefty who by no means had his best stuff — minus that Profar at bat, evidently.
Prior to his outing, Kershaw lamented the importance of a Game 2 victory.
“Last year, it was disappointing,” Kershaw said. “You want to be a part of it. You want to be in it regardless — good or bad. You would rather be in it than not in it. You want to be a part of it. That’s why we do this. That’s what makes it fun.”
Los Angeles is the World Series favorite for a reason, as they won an MLB-best 108 games in the 2022 regular season.
Yu Darvish went pitch for pitch with Kershaw, as the two veterans put up very similar numbers on the night. At times, they made opposing batters look foolish. Otherwise, they left breaking pitches up in the zone. The likes of Manny Machado, Trea Turner and Max Muncy made both former All-Stars pay.