“Batterers are used to playing every day, but… ”
LA Dodgers legend Clayton Kershaw (35), who has 210 wins, gains free agent status again. Kershaw must have been shocked as the Dodgers lost three games to the Arizona Diamondbacks in the National League Division Series. As soon as I got on the mound in the top of the first inning of Game 1 on the 8th (Korean time), I experienced the humiliation of allowing 5 hits and 5 runs for the first time in the major league postseason.
It was a problem that the starting lineup of Kershaw, Bobby Miller, and Lance Lynn did not play their part, but the fact that the batting line only scored 2 runs in all 3 games was also a loss. The Dodgers’ recent record of over 100 wins for three consecutive years in the regular season was largely due to their explosive hitting. This season as well, there were hitters who showed MVP-level performances such as Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman. However, Dodgers hitters, including these two, did not do their job at all in the division series.
As teams that won more than 100 wins in this year’s postseason are coincidentally losing out, some are calling for reducing the rest days after the regular season for teams that advance directly to the division series or abolishing rest days by modifying the postseason method. It is said that hitters who advanced directly to the division series lack practical sense during the wild card game.굿모닝토토
Kershaw carefully expressed his opinion through Dodger Blue on the 21st (Korean time). “It’s a difficult problem,” he said. “Obviously offensively, these guys are used to playing every day. “So I understand the issues of adding a team to the postseason or needing more money.”
This means that even though he is not the other, he understands the feelings of others. “You may think that I am not a hitter, but anyway, this part is a bit of a challenge for hitters,” he said. Max Muncy also argued in Dodger Blue that day that it would be better for all teams that advanced to the postseason to play immediately after the regular season.
Kershaw was wary of making his claims sound like excuses. “That’s not an excuse,” he said. “In the end, we had a good opportunity. “And we had to win two out of three games, or three out of five games.”They say it’s not an excuse, but since it’s a loser’s statement, it can’t help but sound like an excuse. In fact, the Houston Astros, the second seed in the American League, advanced directly to the Division Series, but defeated the Minnesota Twins 3 wins and 1 loss. In the championship series against the Texas Rangers, they won three games in a row after losing two games in a row, leaving them just one win away from advancing to the World Series.