Last week, the San Diego Padres made fun of Clayton Kershaw by displaying a meme of him weeping on the scoreboard at Petco Park. Numerous Los Angeles Dodgers fans took offence to this.
But yes even Padres pitcher Joe Musgrove admits he didn’t like the decision after San Diego handed Kershaw and the Dodgers a loss on Friday.
“I understand what’s going on. “I don’t like it,” Musgrove said Tuesday on “Foul Territory.” This individual is a Hall of Famer. I have only heard positive things about him. I spent some time with him at last year’s All-Star Game. So I do not believe he is extremely sensitive. I do not believe he is delving too deeply into it. However, it does not appear very good on our end.”
Kershaw didn’t have his best stuff and ended up giving up four runs in just 4.2 innings. The Padres took advantage and won 5-2 to kick off their three-game series. Oh, I see. So Joe Musgrove gets why people are pumped about beating their rivals, but he’s not cool with taking a shot at Kershaw.
When informed of the image on the scoreboard, Kershaw dismissed it and stated that he should have pitched better. Fernando Tatis Jr. hit two home runs off of Clayton Kershaw, making him the first player to accomplish this feat multiple times against the three-time NL Cy Young Award winner.
Do you remember this? When the Padres and Dodgers met in the NLDS in 2022, the Padres won four games to one. Los Angeles lost Game 2 due to an error by Kershaw, which prevented them from taking a 2–0 series lead.
But here! The Dodgers had the last chuckle in the end. They won the final two games of the series against the Padres, extending their advantage atop the NL West. In five innings of Sunday’s rubber match, Musgrove allowed one unearned run. Mookie Betts launched a home run to tie the game in the ninth inning, but Los Angeles ultimately prevailed 5-2 in extra innings.