You could just see it in his eyes. And his profuse sweating. And his (somehow) even more than normal mouth breathing. Kershaw wanted to give us another playoff meltdown. C’mon coach, just one more inning! I haven’t even given up a 3-run jack yet!
But Roberts did his job. He got the best you can expect out of Kershaw in October: more than four innings without getting lit up. Almost lit up, but not quite. Great call by Roberts trusting his deep bullpen over his tempting but postseason-dangerous superstar.
Don’t worry Clayton, if you guys get another loss you’ll have another chance to blow it! We’re all rooting for ya, bud!
Side note: fuck your whole team, trash fans, and trash city.