Clayton Kershaw made his first rehab start in Oklahoma City. With the Dodgers major league team having an off day, all the media attention was on No. 22.
Oklahoma City mobile journalist Lee Benson gathered clips of Kershaw’s Opening Day start:
Clayton Kershaw opened the season on the bump for the @okc_dodgers Thursday. The 3-time Cy Young Award winner went 4.1 innings, threw 61 pitches, allowed 4 hits, 2 runs, and struck out 6 in a rehab start.— Lee Benson (@LeeBensonNews9) April 5, 2019
Sights and sounds from #KershawDay ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/WV1GClUWL8
Kershaw said his next step will likely be another start in the minors before heading back with the Dodgers. You can read more on Kershaw’s start from The Oklahoman’s Jacob Unruh.
Clayton Kershaw on his night. Said next step is “probably” another rehab start. pic.twitter.com/qoa09UoduZ— Jacob Unruh (@jacobunruh) April 5, 2019
Los Angeles Times writer Jorge Castillo writes about the Dodgers bullpen.
“Help is on the way. Once Clayton Kershaw and Rich Hill come off the injured list and join the starting rotation, Urias and Ross Stripling will shift to the bullpen. Urias will make the move first. His scheduled start Sunday against the Colorado Rockies could be his last before Kershaw is activated.” - Jorge Castillo, Los Angeles Times
Around the league...
The Indians pitchers threw a combined no-hitter through eight innings, but lost the bid in the ninth. Insert sad face here.
So close!@Indians pitchers throw a no-hitter through 8 innings! #RallyTogether pic.twitter.com/tuqUOyYAdQ— SportsTime Ohio (@SportsTimeOhio) April 5, 2019
I’m not pointing fingers, but look who didn’t follow the “don’t talk about it” rule.
Cleveland currently has a no-hitter going. Please do not RT this to help jinx them.— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) April 5, 2019
Mike Trout hits his first dinger of the season.
Mike Trout crushes his first home run of the season!— Baseball Bros (@BaseballBros) April 5, 2019
It was a very minimal bat flip, but for Trout that’s huge pic.twitter.com/EA4JRkYVBz
The staff over at ESPN wrote a “hot takes” story. In it, they say Joc Pederson will finish in the top 10 of the National League MVP vote. What do you think about that?
A fun stat, courtesy of Cespedes Family BBQ
Joey Gallo forever pic.twitter.com/577IUBv2IC— Cespedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) April 5, 2019
And last but not least... we’ll just leave this here.
The Cubs are now tied with the Angels and Reds for the worst record in baseball. pic.twitter.com/Brwg86YADd— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) April 5, 2019