Thursday, May 01, 2014

Clayton's Coming Back

Tears of joy about Clayton Kershaw's impending return, but also tears of laughter reading this story:

Two-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw cleared what the Los Angeles Dodgers said was his final hurdle, pitching five strong innings in his second minor league rehab start Wednesday night in Chattanooga, Tenn. Kershaw appears to be on target to rejoin the Dodgers' rotation in Washington next week, perhaps as early as Monday.

He hasn't pitched in the majors since his March 22 Opening Day start in Australia, when he injured the teres major muscle near his left shoulder.

Kershaw struck out nine batters Wednesday while pitching for the Dodgers' Double-A affiliate in Chattanooga, allowing two runs, just one of which was earned, while throwing 86 pitches and walking two batters. Kershaw gave up six hits and had to work a bit harder because his team made three errors behind him.

Because it's not like the Dodgers will make three errors behind him, right?