los angeles dodgers Left-hander Clayton Kershaw will take the mound Tuesday night with a heavy heart, pitching three days after the death of his mother, Marianne Tombaugh
Kershaw elected to remain with the club following the passing of his mother and is expected to go on a bereavement list following his home run. minnesota twins
“Once he makes his debut, I’m sure there will be some things that are going to happen that he’s going to participate in, if that’s what they choose to do.” dodgers Manager Dave Roberts said
Kershaw (6-2, 2.36 ERA) is tied for the National League lead in wins. He has 56 strikeouts and 10 walks in 49 2/3 innings this season and came out of Wednesday’s win at Milwaukee in which he allowed one run on five hits over a season-high-tying seven innings.
The debut was a welcome sight after Kershaw gave up a season-high five walks in a May 5 loss to the San Diego Padres.
“I guess you really can’t say more words about the first-ballot Hall of Famer,” the dodgers‘ Freddie Freeman said of Kershaw. “When you need someone like that to step up, and he does it every single time, it’s just a treat to watch. Being a baseball fan, to see it every five days, it’s is special.
Kershaw’s solo debut Twins, he pitched a perfect seven innings and struck out 13 in his 2022 season debut. However, he was released at the time as a precaution after missing most of the 2021 season due to forearm inflammation.
dodgers earned a 9–8, 12-inning victory over Twins Monday behind two home runs from Max Muncie, another from Will Smith, and a game-ending, bases-loaded walk by Trayce Thompson. Muncie has four multi-homer games this season.
Los Angeles will look for its season-best seventh straight win and 11th straight at home on Tuesday.
Twins Will send right-handed Bailey Ober to the mound in an attempt to stop dodgers‘ run. Ober (2-0, 1.85), who started the season at Triple-A St. Paul, was solid against the Padres on Thursday, allowing three runs in six innings and throwing a season-high 96 pitches.
While Minnesota rallied for a 5–3 victory in that game, it was the first time in four major league appearances this season that Ober allowed more than one run.
“At the end of an outing, people have to get somewhere to continue pitching. They don’t feel like the outing has just begun,” Twins said manager Rocco Baldelli. “Bailey, he did a great job and got us back in the game.
Ober has not encountered dodgers in his three major league seasons
Despite Monday’s loss, Twins are in familiar territory. They have won consecutive series against the Padres and the Chicago Cubs, but only after losing the opener in each set. However, those series were at home. Minnesota will try to repeat the feat on the road, where it has a 9-11
Christian Vazquez and Jorge Polanco each had three hits. Twins on Monday. Polanco hit a solo home run and Trevor Larnach hit a three-run shot that tied the game 6–6 in the eighth inning.
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