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Kershaw’s Perfect-Game Hook Isn’t What’s Wrong With Baseball

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14.04.2022

What happened to Clayton Kershaw in Minnesota on Wednesday immediately outraged Twitter (which is not hard to do) and will likely fuel a month’s worth of angry sports-talk-radio calls.

Kershaw made it through seven perfect innings against the Twins, racking up 13 strikeouts in a bid to throw Major League Baseball’s first perfect game since 2012 and just the 24th one ever. But manager Dave Roberts took him out of the game after just 80 pitches, and reliever Alex Vesia promptly gave up a single to former Yankee Gary Sanchez to end the hopes of even a combined perfect game (something that, incidentally, has never happened in the Major Leagues). If you’re the type who wishes for a return to the days when pitchers routinely threw nine full innings, reloading their mouths with chewing tobacco........

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