Clayton Kershaw Slams Ball on Field, Throws It into Dugout in Frustration

Katie Richcreek@BookstoreKatieFeatured ColumnistAugust 19, 2015


With two outs and Oakland Athletics third baseman Danny Valencia at the plate with a 1-2 count, Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw offered a fastball he thought would end the third inning.

But the pitch was deemed too far outside.

Valencia got a piece of the ace's next offering, sending Kershaw off the mound to try to field the ground ball headed toward third base—but he botched it. The ball bounced away from his glove a few times, and he couldn't make the play at first.

Valencia reached base with an infield single, and frustration got the best of Kershaw.

The lefty slammed the ball on the ground and fired it into the dugout before returning to the mound.

He struck out the next batter, Josh Phegley, to keep the Dodgers within one run at the end of the third inning.



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