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Dodgers: Dave Roberts pulls Clayton Kershaw out of his perfect performance vs. Twins

Dodgers: Dave Roberts pulls Clayton Kershaw out of his perfect performance vs. Twins

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Apr 14
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The fumes were almost ablaze as people witnessed the Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts pul three-time NL Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw out of what could have been a perfect game against the Minnesota Twins.

Roberts opted to play it safe and decided to pull him out of worry about any potential injuries. However, everything was more than just fine for Kershaw as the star player was striking the Twins down with 13 strikeouts on 80 pitches through seven innings.

This garnered reactions from fans to baseball seniors alike, such as the Yankees’ three-time home run hitter Reggie Jackson and Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins.

“Not even if I had a broken arm and had to roll the ball over the plate am I leaving a perfect game in the 7th,” Jenkins said.

What made it more outrageous was the fact that it was the 34-year-old’s comeback since he had an elbow injury and had been out of the postseason. Understandably, many agreed with ESPN’s Jeff Passan.

“If it’s a no-hitter, whatever. Yank him. Clayton Kershaw has thrown one. But there have been more than 220,000 games in MLB history. There have been 23 perfect games,” Passan said. “Everything — especially a pitch count of 80 — is lining up to at least let Kershaw try. You cannot pull him.”

Kershaw, on the other hand, gave a modest response.

“Those are individual things. Those are selfish goals,” Kershaw said. “We’re trying to win. That’s really all we’re here for. As much as I would’ve wanted to do it, I’ve thrown 75 pitches in a sim game. I hadn’t gone six innings, let alone seven. Sure, I would’ve loved to do it. Maybe we get another chance, who knows.”

  • Clayton Kershaw

    Clayton Edward Kershaw is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball . He has played for the Dodgers for the entirety of his MLB career.

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    David Ray Roberts , nicknamed "Doc", is a Japanese-born American professional baseball manager and former outfielder who is the manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball .

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