Thursday, May 22, 2008
Dodgers top pitching prospect Clayton Kershaw was pulled after just one inning, suggesting that he is on his way to the majors. Kershaw is 0-3 with a 2.28 ERA in Double-A, but he has not gotten the run support needed to put wins on the board. Having thrown one inning of baseball with pregame warm ups, it is possible to see him pitch Saturday, giving Brad Penny an extra day of rest. Kershaw was taken in the first round of the 2006 draft and has risen fast in the Dodgers system. However, he has only played in forty-four games in his minor league career, compiling a 10-10 record. Spending more time in Double or Triple-A would definitely help in the long run, but the Dodgers are desperate for a change.
We'll likely see him in Tuesday's game against the Cubs if not this Saturday, replacing Brad Penny.