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Dodgers News: Clayton Kershaw Provides Concerning Health Update Following Tuesday’s Start

Clayton Kershaw was in the middle of a gem against the Rockies in Colorado. The Dodgers ace completed 5 no hit innings at Coors Field and entered the 6th with only 65 pitches on the pitch count. He surrendered his first hit of the game to Brenton Doyle with 2 outs in the 6th. Doyle was immediately cut down trying to steal second base.

As Kershaw entered the dugout, he motioned to manager Dave Roberts that he was “done,” adding in a motion with his hand. He revealed a somewhat concerning update after the game.

“I just didn’t feel great overall. That last inning kind of got to me. … I just needed to come out there. It’s just something where I was trying to do the right thing. I think I did. … We’ll kind of see tomorrow. … For right now, I don’t think it’s too serious. I don’t think I’ll miss a start. Let me get to tomorrow and figure everything out. I’m not trying to be sneaky. Maybe there’s nothing to report.”


He added that he would have stayed in the game if the no hitter remained intact. But to have Kershaw say he needed to come out is definitely up there on the concern meter. Of course, he was pitching at Coor Field in mile high Denver, which is a notoriously tough place to pitch. In fact, only one no hitter has ever been thrown there (by former Dodger Hideo Nomo).

At any rate, for a bit of relief, Roberts said he’s not concerned about his future Hall of Famer.

“Right now, I’m not concerned. For me, we’ve been riding him a lot. You look at his last few starts, I think we pushed him a lot. Tonight, whatever it was, I think there was some fatigue.”


He ultimately tossed 6 innings, allowing just one hit and a walk while striking out only two Rockies. He earned his NL-best 10th victory on the season and lowered his ERA to 2.55 in 16 starts.

We’ll certainly be keeping an eye on Kersh on Wednesday.

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Clint Pasillas

Clint Pasillas has been writing, blogging, and podcasting about the Los Angeles Dodgers since 2008. Under Clint's leadership as the Lead Editor, Dodgers Nation has grown into one of the most read baseball sites in the world with millions of unique visitors per month. Find him online on Twitter/X or his YouTube channel!

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