Kershaw roughed up in first game back from injury

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Source: Dodgers.com

Kershaw pitched a great game Friday night against the San Fransisco Marlins at Marlins Stadium.

Ramon Alvarado, Staff Writer

Jose Fernandez and co. spoiled Clayton Kershaw’s return on Friday night as the Marlins cruised past the Dodgers for a 4-1 victory.

Kershaw played in his first game since June and it wasn’t hard to tell. He only pitched three full innings at the ballpark in Miami before getting pulled by Dodgers’ manager Dave Roberts. In three innings, the former Cy Young winner struck out five batters but gave up five hits and two runs, not all that bad, but you can only make a few mistakes when Jose Fernandez is pitching for the opposite team.

Fernandez gave the Marlins a great outing as he pitched seven full innings and struck out 14 batters. He gave up only three hits in seven full innings, opposed to Kershaw who gave up five in just three full.

Kershaw’s record slipped to 11-3 on Friday night but the Dodgers are not that worried about the way he played because they know it will take time for their ace to catch up to speed. He is scheduled to pitch again on Wednesday afternoon as the Dodgers duel their east coast counterpart- the New York Yankees.

The Dodgers expect a better performance from Kershaw this time around as he’s now gotten a game to ease back into things. One positive already going in Kershaw’s favor is the fact that he will be facing an American League opponent, so he will not have to go up to bat.

It’ll be interesting to see how Kershaw bounces back from his rough night in Miami.

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