Dodgers fans so done with Clayton Kershaw after bad NLCS start
Clayton Kershaw on Friday had his shortest start of his postseason career, which is saying a lot considering how shaky he’s been in the playoffs.
Kershaw was charged with five runs (four earned) on six hits and two walks over three-plus innings in Game 1 of the NLCS against the Milwaukee Brewers. He was lifted in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Los Angeles Dodgers fans were not happy at all with his performance and can’t wait to move on from him. Take a look at some of the reactions:
Do us all a favor Kershaw and opt out please. I've seen this story before. Worst postseason ace ever. #Dodgers
— ThaRealSportsCards (@ThaRealCards) October 13, 2018
This is exactly why Kershaw is my least favorite Dodgers pitcher. Comes up small in big situations. Can he opt out & go to the Yankees already? #NLCS
— (@ChipperAN) October 13, 2018
As a Dodger fan I don’t know why we think Kershaw is going to change in the post season. The fact is, he STINKS as a post season pitcher! I’m shocked he actually got past Atlanta in game 2 in the NLDS.
— Robert Coleman (@MeridianRob) October 13, 2018
Dodgers should just start the rebuild. Kershaw, opt out buddy. Come to Texas
— Deer Chair (@deer_chair) October 13, 2018
Clayton Kershaw gets his way and scares Dave Roberts and the FO into starting him in game one of the #NLCS after being upset because Hyun Jin Ryu pitched (and pitched well) after getting the start in game one of the #NLDS. You really showed them Kersh!
— Brian Boges (@Brontoboges) October 13, 2018
thats why Ryu pitched game one from the last series. To much pressure on Kershaw #Dodgers
— Edwin Catalan (@eecjr17) October 13, 2018
I’m sorry but Kershaw should just opt out and leave can’t count on him when it matters On the positive side I get to go to bed early tonight
— Ramon Aguillon (@monchis1998) October 13, 2018
Former MLB All-Star Mark Mulder had a concerning observation. He said that this was the first time he watched Kershaw and did not think the southpaw had much good stuff in his repertoire.
First time I’ve ever thought this but Kershaw doesn’t have much to get these guys out with.
— Mark Mulder (@markmulder20) October 13, 2018
There were also plenty of fans who said Hyun-Jin Ryu should have started Game 1 of the NLCS just like he started Game 1 of the NLDS against Atlanta.
Should have started Ryu! #LADvsMIL
— Daniel (@DanKalbacher) October 13, 2018
So… why didn’t Ryu start this game? Lol #LADvsMIL
— Joey (@RIPjoeyD) October 13, 2018
Get over it Kershaw, Ryu is better than you at this point
— SeaTeaThree (@SeaTeaThree) October 13, 2018
Kershaw entered the game with a career 4.08 ERA in the postseason. That mark will go up after his poor start on Friday.