Los Angeles Dodgers skipper Dave Roberts told the Chicago and national media on Monday that former Cy Young winner and ace Clayton Kershaw (back) is a candidate to start against the Mets over the weekend. In addition Kershaw returned to the mound today for work in a simulated game. Odds to Win 2018 Cy Young Awards (June 18).
Kershaw told the Los Angeles media today that everything went well during his three-inning simulated outing Monday. The Dodgers southpaw was quoted as saying “he will pitch somewhere in 4 or 5 days.” While the future Hall of Famer didn’t rule out returning to the big-league rotation against the Mets over the weekend the chances are good that Oklahoma City could well have the honor of watching Kershaw in Triple-A action before returning to the parent club rotation.
Kershaw tossed three-innings of work in the sim game. If the lefty comes out of the sim game without any Tuesday issues there is a chance he could in fact be pitching at new Shea this weekend. Worst case scenario is that Kershaw will be a part of the Dodgers rotation before the All-Star break, rather the end of June.
Kershaw who opened as the prohibitive favorite to win the 2018 National League Cy Young award at 3-to-2 checks in at 500-to-1 odds at the Las Vegas Superbook of Las Vegas, Westgate. Kershaw is 1-4 with a 2.76 ERA in eight starts this season. He has walked 11 and struck out 53 across 49 innings of work.
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