Kershaw forced to leave after 2 innings vs. Braves

Kershaw forced to leave after 2 innings vs. Braves

"He had good stuff, was on the attack".

The Atlanta Braves were able to take the first of a four-game series against the Dodgers Thursday night, and their momentum carried over into Friday night's game.

This was just the beginning... "I've done just countless, countless hours of back maintenance and rehab and everything, just trying to stay healthy. It was a smart move and precautionary to get him out of there and see where it's at after (Sunday)". He resolved to finish the inning, which he did.

Winning is almost all the Dodgers have known of late. The two chatted quickly, then walked down the tunnel leading into the home clubhouse. The Dodgers will eventually lose again, but maybe not ever with Kershaw on the mound.

In 2017, Garcia is 3-7 with a 4.33 ERA, in 17 games.

After back-to-back blowout losses to the Braves on Thursday and Friday, Rich Hill righted the ship for the Boys in Blue with just over six strong innings.

"A lot of frustration", Kershaw said. I felt really, really good up to this point.

Kershaw said he felt something different on his final warmup pitch in the second inning. In his first 12 starts this season, he failed to complete five innings. That gave the Braves a 4-0 lead.

In the fourth inning, Forsythe and Enrique Hernandez walked, and Barnes hit an 0-2 fastball for a three-run homer off rookie Sean Newcomb.

Roberts said he decided to speak out when the Dodgers sat in third place in the National League West. He can be a free agent after the season. That Los Angeles have a comfortable lead in the standings will be of little comfort to the Los Angeles Dodgers' fan base.

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Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts said Kershaw would go on the 10-day disabled list no matter the results.

"We have to expect (the Dodgers) to come back to earth", says Covers Expert Ted Sevransky. "At the same time, some of the symptoms aren't as bad as they could be".

"It always helps when you score first", said Seager of his home run.

"I don't want to compare because there's so many variables", Kershaw said. "I thought I might have had a chance at a good one".