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Outside The Confines: The Kershaw Curse strikes again

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This time it was his own body that turned on him.

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It’s Wednesday which means we’re already seeing the Championship Series take some kind of shape, and for many, it might not be the shape they were expecting. The Braves lead the Dodgers 2-0, and the Rays have a edge on the Astros, leading the series 3-0, putting Houston on the brink of elimination.

For the Dodgers, however, the sad story is that of a late-scratched Clayton Kershaw, who was experiencing back spasms prior to Tuesday’s game.

Kershaw, who has long lived under the shadow of postseason yips, was finally having the kind of strong postseason run that many had wanted for him, so for his own body to be the thing that betrays him now makes it all the more disappointing. It’s unlikely we’ll see Kershaw return in the Championship Series, and it remains to be seen if there will be a trip to the World Series for the Dodgers this year.

The other major story this week is the passing of yet another Hall of Famer, as Joe Morgan passed away at the age of 77.

And then on Tuesday, Kevin Kiermaier did THIS.

But one time wasn’t enough, so the pair did it again on Tuesday.

And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster. Make it so.