The Dodgers need a win on Friday night in Los Angeles. With the NL West division on the line, they realistically will need to sweep the Brewers right out of Southern California to have a shot of just forcing a game 163.
In order to help that, the Dodgers sent out Clayton Kershaw on Friday night. But that was cut very short as Kershaw exited early against Milwaukee. In the top of the 2nd inning, Dave Roberts and the training staff came out to remove him from the game.
Kershaw had been 42 pitches into the outing and had already given up 3 runs. The Dodgers staff came out and pulled him from the game, though an injury has yet to be specified by the team.
Clayton Kershaw exits game early with an apparent injury after going just 1.2 IP and throwing 42 pitches.
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Kershaw already missed a large chunk of the Dodgers season right after the All-Star Break. A forearm/elbow issue shut him down for a long time, bad enough to where he could not pitch in a game until September.
Kersh was making his 4th start with the Dodgers since returning from the injured list. More information on this as it comes in.