There’s nothing like some good ‘ole teammate trash talk, even if it’s for someone who has missed the greater part of the season. In this instance, it was the seasoned vet Clayton Kershaw, who is set to start game two of the NLDS, against his buddy Walker Buehler who has been out after undergoing Tommy John surgery.
The jab came after it was announced Buehler would be taking the first pitch ahead of game two. This of course allowed Kershaw to tell the media how he truly felt of Buehler.
“Walker needs the center of attention at all cost, so he found it. (Laughing.) I think he is doing the broadcast too. I think he is doing the Fox broadcast. He will be out there.”
All jokes aside, the Dodgers missing Buehler was a big hit on the season and is someone the that could have been heavily utilized in the postseason. It’s all love between Kershaw and Buehler.
“No, Walker has obviously been a really huge part of this team, and we’re going to miss him at this time. He has obviously pitched some huge games for us. Won a lot of huge postseason games for us, so we’re going to miss him. I think it’s great that we’re letting him be a part of it, and I hope he gets the standing ovation he deserves.”
It remains to be seen how long Buehler will need to recover and whether or not Kershaw will be back in a Dodgers uniform next season. With both questions looming, it’s very possible we don’t see Kershaw and Buehler on the field together ever again.
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