The Dodgers got off to a good start, but things quickly went south for Los Angeles in the second inning after they had given Kershaw a 2-1 lead.
The Colorado Rockies had other plans as they touched the former Cy Young and MVP for six runs over four innings.
Kershaw allowed nine hits before being chased, as well as walking four.
Following the game, Kershaw got a chance to talk about his rough outing and he didn’t hold back in critiquing himself, according to Dodgers insider Fabian Ardaya.
Clayton Kershaw: “I haven’t pitched this bad in a while.”
Asked if Coors had any effect, he said: “I don’t think I would have pitched well anywhere today.”
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) June 29, 2022
Kershaw Keeps It Real
This is about as blunt as you can get.
Kershaw is a guy with a great track record of success, but he, like so many pitchers in the game of baseball today, is awfully hard on himself.
He knows last night was not a reflection of who he truly is as a pitcher and that he needs to be better next time.
He just didn’t have it on Tuesday night at Coors Field.
He also didn’t make any excuses about the so-called “Coors effect.”
Kershaw owned his performance straight up and gave a brutally honest answer for any questions about how he pitched in last night’s game.
It’ll happen to even the best pitchers in the game of baseball.
Kershaw still is having a fantastic season, boasting a 5-2 record and a 2.94 ERA.
So, nothing is out of the ordinary.
He just had a bad outing last night.
The Dodgers fell by a final of 7-4 and as a result dropped the series.
They’ll try to avoid the sweep tonight as they send Julio Urias to the mound.