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Report: Kershaw won't be suspended

Posted on: September 16, 2011 12:19 am
Edited on: September 16, 2011 12:20 am
 
Clayton KershawBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw will not be suspended for hitting Gerardo Parra on Wednesday night, the Los Angeles Times reports.

It was noted earlier that MLB was examining the situation between Kershaw and the Diamondbacks' outfielder, but the newspaper said no more action will be taken. Kershaw was ejected from the Dodgers' victory on Wednesday after hitting Parra in the elbow in the sixth inning.

Kershaw will have a chance to improve his league-best 2.30 ERA and also will get two more chances to reach the 20-win barrier. Kershaw's final start will come in Phoenix against Parra and the Diamondbacks. Of course, with Arizona going to the playoffs, it would be wise for the Diamondbacks to let the situation stand and not try to get into any beanball war or anything -- the Dodgers are going nowhere and have nothing to lose. The Diamondbacks, on the other hand, have much more important things at stake.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 7, 2011 11:17 pm
 

Report: Kershaw won't be suspended

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Since: Jul 1, 2010
Posted on: September 18, 2011 10:19 am
 

Report: Kershaw won't be suspended

Gee, it's a good thing Don Drysdale, Bob Gibson, Juan Marichal or even Sandy Koufax isn't pitchin' in the 'BIGS' in this era.  They OWNED the inside.  And if you hung out over the plate like some of these CRYBABIES  they'd take your head off.  Parra would be lucky to have TWO homers.  Most of the hitters in today's MLB can handle someone coming inside and start whailing like a stuck pig when a pitcher does.  I'm sick of seeing some 250 drano sittin' on DEAD RED like he's disrepected if it isn't there.  Oh, and by the way to that numskull that thinks the Dodgers are just losers?  Check out LA's record over the past 20 or so years.  Arizona could only DREAM of have such stats during it's tenure in MLB!!!



Since: Jan 31, 2009
Posted on: September 17, 2011 10:56 am
 

Report: Kershaw won't be suspended

Big Red, with all due respect the pitch Kuo threw at Parra was most defnitely not a purpose pitch. Kuo has had control problems this year similar to the ones that forced Rick Ankiel to give up pitching, so with all due respect as bad as it looked he wasn't throwing at Parra. As far as Kershaw goes, as I said before if he doesn't yell from the dugout a pitch like the one he hit Parra with would have warranted at maximum a warning. Happens all the time in baseball, and those of you getting your diapers in a  twist over it need to watch a few more games.BTW that's not specificallly aimed at you red, but the cryng about Kershaw coming inside is ridiculous. It's part of the fking game folks.



Since: Aug 6, 2008
Posted on: September 16, 2011 8:55 pm
 

Report: Kershaw won't be suspended

AS for the pitch was near the plate, you clones must be blind too.  It was way off the plate for a "Cy Young" candidate -- only in the locals minds.  Cy Young won games, something that the Dodgers know nothing about.



Since: Aug 6, 2008
Posted on: September 16, 2011 8:51 pm
 

Report: Kershaw won't be suspended

What A crock!  "He was disrepecting me"!  That's for 5 YEAR OLDS, the kind that gang up on Giant fans.  Most pitchers suck, which is why they don't last long in the Bigs.  Pitching is about control, time the spoiled brats had some.



Since: Jan 8, 2010
Posted on: September 16, 2011 6:56 pm
 

Report: Kershaw won't be suspended

So if one of LA's hitters grandstands a pitcher that nearly hit him the pitch before, you wouldn't mind another pitcher beaning him?  The grandstand was for the near hit.  I realize as a Dodger fan you don't monitor much outside of LA, but Diamondback hitters have been hit more than just about every other team this year.  If a pitcher doesn't like being grandstanded, he shouldn't be pitching inside and get upset when he gets shown up for it.



Since: Jan 31, 2009
Posted on: September 16, 2011 6:49 pm
 

Report: Kershaw won't be suspended

Im all for celebrating a big hit, but not like that he was basically taunting the Dodgers.  Parra is lucky it wasnt a 95 mph fastball to the ribs



Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: September 16, 2011 6:43 pm
 

Report: Kershaw won't be suspended

He is a CY Young candidate, they cant suspend him even if he said he was gonna plunk him the night before and did it. Ratings count more than decency...


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