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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Clayton Kershaw allows one run in return from biceps injury, but now his back is acting up

Kershaw’s fastball averaged 91.9 mph in his seven starts prior to the biceps injury, so his velocity was down considerably in his return Thursday. The good news is, even with reduced velocity, Kershaw was rather effective, and his secondary pitches were still missing bats. He generated a whopping 15 swings and misses among his 62 pitches, which is ridiculous.

Perhaps in an effort to compensate for the lack of velocity, Kershaw relied on his slider heavily against the Phillies, throwing the pitch 31 times. He usually throws it around 35 percent of the time. Thursday is was exactly half the time.

Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 31, 2018 at 10:55 PM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: clayton kershaw, dodgers, omg please no

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   1. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 01, 2018 at 08:16 AM (#5683848)
Perhaps in an effort to compensate for the lack of velocity, Kershaw relied on his slider heavily against the Phillies, throwing the pitch 31 times.

Someone send him a biography of Dizzy Dean.
   2. PASTE, Now with Extra Pitch and Extra Stamina Posted: June 01, 2018 at 08:45 AM (#5683859)
Like Dizzy, Clayton was too beautiful to last long in this profane world. :(

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