Watch: Clayton Kershaw was already working out at Fenway Park
Clayton Kershaw was already back to work less than 24 hours after helping the Los Angeles Dodgers clinch a World Series berth.
Kershaw pitched the 9th inning of the Dodgers’ Game 7 5-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night at Miller Park. A day later, he was spotted working out in the bullpen at Fenway Park in Boston. Kershaw appeared to be doing visualization and mechanics repetition in the pen.
No days off for Kersh. pic.twitter.com/CTSis5ut8b
— MLB (@MLB) October 22, 2018
Kershaw seems to be big on this sort of visualization. We also saw him do the same thing last year in Houston. It’s even more important now because Kershaw has never pitched at Fenway before.
Kershaw could be the Dodgers’ Game 1 starter against the Red Sox in the World Series despite pitching on Saturday.
Dodgers still plan on starting Clayton Kershaw in WS Game 1 after he threw 15 pitches last night, but not definite yet. If not Kershaw, it will be Rich Hill, manager Dave Roberts said. Hill would start Game 1 or Game 4.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) October 21, 2018
Kershaw appeared three times in the NLCS against the Brewers. He lost Game 1, won Game 5, and closed out the victory in Game 7. He is 2-1 with a 2.37 ERA this postseason.
Whether it’s Kershaw or Rich Hill, the matchup will feature two southpaws starting. The Red Sox will open with Chris Sale in Game 1.