Clayton Kershaw is not consuming the Shohei Ohtani Kool-Assist.
The Dodgers ace stated he could not care much less about Ohtani after the Japanese two-approach participant spurned the Dodgers this winter and signed a contract with their cross-city rivals, the Angels.
“I [couldn’t] care much less now,” Kershaw informed reporters Wednesday when requested about facing Ohtani. “He did not decide us. Good luck to him.”
Kershaw confronted Ohtani in Wednesday’s spring recreation in Arizona and confirmed him no mercy, hanging him out wanting on his patented curveball.
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“I fell behind him 2-zero, needed to throw two fastballs that he fouled off,” Kershaw stated, by way of ESPN.com. “So, I needed to throw 4 straight fastballs and felt I needed to toss stuff just a little slower.”
Ohtani stated he was anticipating Kershaw’s 12–6 curveball however thought the referred to as Strike three was low.
“I do not know if I am going to be capable of hit it the subsequent time he throws to me, however I used to be sort of anticipating it with two strikes,” Ohtani stated. “I assumed it was sort of low, so I made a decision to take it. Subsequent time, I am going to attempt to a minimum of foul it off.’
“It’s nonetheless spring coaching, however it was considerably of a particular second to have the ability to face Kershaw.”