The struggling Los Angeles Dodgers are now going to be without one of the best players in the game for at least the next two weeks.
Los Angeles placed three-time Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday after he received an epidural for lower back pain.
— MLB (@MLB) June 30, 2016
Kershaw entered Thursday’s action having put up historical numbers thus far this season. He boasts an 11-2 record with a 1.79 ERA and 0.73 WHIP in 16 starts. The ace also possesses a ridiculous strikeout-to-walk ratio of 16.1-1.
How big of a loss is this for the Dodgers? Currently six games behind the San Francisco Giants in the National League West, they own a 14-2 record when Kershaw starts. On the other hand, the Dodgers are 29-35 when he’s not on the bump.
With losses in four of their past six games after winning six in a row, the Dodgers will now face at least the next two weeks without their best player. That’s definitely going to hurt.