Clayton Kershaw (35, Los Angeles Dodgers), who stuck to his pitching schedule despite his mother’s death, did not forget to thank the many people who comforted him.
Kershaw started in a home game against the Minnesota Twins on the 17th (Korean time), recording 4 innings, 7 hits, 1 walk, 1 walk, 7 strikeouts and 2 runs. Kershaw’s ERA rose from 2.36 to 2.52, as the Dodgers lost 1-5 and suffered his third loss (six wins) of the season메이저놀이터.
Uncharacteristically for Kershaw, his concentration dropped. He also allowed runner Michael A. Taylor to advance to second base with a balk, violating the pitch clock by throwing three check balls at first base without an out in the fourth inning. He lost strength by throwing 26 balls only in the 4th inning, and eventually gave the mound to the bullpen from the start of the 5th inning. Minimum innings for the season with 96 pitches.
It was a bit sluggish, but everyone understood Kershaw. On the 14th, Kershaw lost his only mother in the world. Her mother, Marian Tombo, divorced Kershaw when she was 10 years old, and single-handedly nurtured a great pitcher who won three Cy Young awards.
It was so heartbreaking, but Kershaw went to the mound on the day scheduled for the mound, postponing his funeral leave. The result was not good, but after the game, Kershaw thanked those who comforted him.
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According to local media such as ‘MLB.com’, Kershaw said, “Overall, it was not better than the last Milwaukee game. He wanted to throw it long because the team went to overtime yesterday, but he couldn’t make it. It was a bad night, but sometimes it happens,” he said about the pitch clock violation situation, “I took an adventure. I thought Taylor would play second base, but it was a dangerous play,’ he admitted.
After the interview, Kershaw added a word to the reporters. It was a message of thanks for the comfort he received from so many people after his mother’s funeral last weekend. He said, “I don’t know how many people have expressed their condolences. My heart was humbled. “Thank you to everyone who comforted me,” he said. “My mother was a great woman.”
At the end of the game, Kershaw will take time off from his funeral to say goodbye to his mother. Funeral leave can range from a minimum of 3 days to a maximum of 7 days. He may skip the next appearance, but Kershaw expressed his willingness to pitch in an away game against the St. Louis Cardinals scheduled for the 22nd, saying, “I will make a scheduled pitch in St. Louis.”