ERA is 162.00, double-single-single-single-double-double-home-run-infield ground ball-walk-double… Kershaw, fastball 143 km/h ‘Nightmare October’
Clayton Kershaw’s (Los Angeles Dodgers) ‘October nightmare’ occurred again.
Kershaw, who was so successful during the regular season but suddenly found himself in trouble when the postseason began in October, suffered the humiliation of being forced down with only one out in the top of the first inning this time.
Kershaw took the mound as a starter in Game 1 of the 2023 Major League National League Division Series (best of 5 games) held at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, USA on the 8th (Korean time), but was battered by Arizona Diamondbacks batters.
Kershaw threw 35 balls in the top of the first inning on this day, only hitting one hitter, allowing 6 hits and 6 runs (6 re-accounts), including a home run, and retired from the mound. It was a double – single – single – double – home run – infield ground ball – walk – double.스포츠토토
According to MLB.com, before Kershaw, only three starting pitchers allowed six or more runs while recording one or zero outs in the postseason.
Kershaw suffered from shoulder pain all season. Due to that influence, the speed of his fastball in September was limited to 143 km/h.
Kershaw, a three-time National League Cy Young Award winner, recorded 13 wins, 5 losses, and an ERA of 2.46 in this regular season. He has a career record of 210 wins and 92 losses in the regular season and an earned run average of 2.48.
But once he reached the postseason, he performed poorly. Except for the 2020 season (4 wins, 1 loss, ERA 2.93), he always kept his head down.
When Kershaw collapsed, the Dodgers were unable to use their strength and suffered a crushing defeat of 2-11.