The Los Angeles Dodgers planned to start Clayton Kershaw on Friday, May 13th, against the Philadelphia Phillies in game two of their four-game series. Kershaw has been scratched from the start and is heading to the injured list with right SI joint inflammation, per Fabian Ardaya. It will be an initial 10-day stint on the IL.
This season, Kershaw has made five starts and is 4-0 with a 1.80 ERA. In his first game of the season, he had a perfect game going through seven innings with 13 strikeouts, and the team pulled him for his health, much to the chagrin of baseball fans everywhere. Kershaw had been experiencing a career resurgence on a one-year deal with Los Angeles but has gotten bitten by the injury bug. At 34-years-old, Kershaw has struggled to stay healthy as of late. Hopefully, this injury will resolve itself with only one 10-day stint on the IL.
Alden Gonzalez reports that Walker Buehler will be moving up a day to start the Friday night game. First pitch is at 10:10 p.m. ET.