Connect with us

Sportswire

Clayton Kershaw cracked funny joke after perfect game bid

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw made a bid for a perfect game Friday against the Los Angeles Angels. This was not the first time this season he had done so, but he joked that this one was a little more serious. Kershaw threw seven perfect innings Friday before giving up a leadoff double to…

The post Clayton Kershaw cracked funny joke after perfect game bid appeared first on Larry Brown Sports.

Clayton Kershaw smiling

Apr 13, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22) returns to the dugout after seven perfect innings against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw made a bid for a perfect game Friday against the Los Angeles Angels. This was not the first time this season he had done so, but he joked that this one was a little more serious.

Kershaw threw seven perfect innings Friday before giving up a leadoff double to the Angels’ Luis Rengifo to start the eighth. The lefty ended up throwing eight scoreless innings without allowing another baserunner in the dominant performance.

Kershaw also threw seven perfect innings in his first start of the season against Minnesota, but was lifted because of pitch count concerns. Facing no such limitation on Friday, Kershaw joked that he “didn’t have many excuses” for not getting the job done this time.

This is a tongue-in-cheek way for Kershaw to jokingly absolve himself from responsibility of not finishing Friday’s gem. He had previously said that pulling him from the perfect game bid in April was the correct decision by manager Dave Roberts. Kershaw was not coming out of this one as long as he kept it going. Unfortunately for him, he could not quite finish it.

The post Clayton Kershaw cracked funny joke after perfect game bid appeared first on Larry Brown Sports.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Recent

MLB2 years ago

The Greatest Sports Call in Broadcasting History

Kirk Gibson’s 1988 World Series home run was a baseball play that occurred in Game 1 of the 1988 World...

NFL2 years ago

Rob Gronkowski “Just Joking” About Having Bucs’ Playbook

Rob Gronkowski posted a note on social media Wednesday to make clear that he was just joking when talking about...

MLB2 years ago

MLB Proposes 3-Division 2020 Play Based on Geography

MLB is one of the games genuinely faithful to its legacy, however even they are thinking about radical changes because...

NHL2 years ago

NHL Eyes December to Start 2020-21 Season

The 2019-20 NHL season has been suspended for about a month and a half now as the world fights the...

NHL2 years ago

5 Greatest Hockey Players of All-Time

This list hasn’t changed in 20 years. I can’t envision the rundown changing at any point in the near future....

NFL2 years ago

NFL Draft Made These 3 Teams Playoff Contenders

The 2020 NFL Draft spoke to an open door for NFL groups to drastically improve their lists with the expectations...

NCAAF2 years ago

Trevor Lawrence Heavy Favorite to be #1 Pick 2021 Draft

The 2020 NFL Draft is in the books and the football world is as of now amped up for the...

MLB2 years ago

Fan Made Epic Fenway Park Map in Fortnite

The COVID-19 pandemic has forestalled avid supporters from getting a charge out of baseball for about two months. While baseball...

NBA2 years ago

Vegas: Dennis Rodman Potential Successor to Kim Jong-Un

There’s a great deal of disarray encompassing the soundness of Kim Jong-un, the 36-year-old Supreme Leader of Democratic People’s Republic...

NBA2 years ago

Blake Griffin Calls Out TMZ Coverage

Detroit Pistons star Blake Griffin was as of late an objective of TMZ, which posted a strange article about him...