Asked if he was ready for the regular season, Kershaw replied, "I better be."
Throwing a spring-high 88 pitches, Kershaw struck out eight. He was charged with four hits and a walk.
Kershaw is expected to scale back his pitch count in his start Wednesday against the
Kershaw is 3-0 with a 1.86 earned-run average. In the spring leading up to his MVP season last year, Kershaw was 0-3 with a 9.20 ERA.
"I don't know if I'm any more or less confident, even though I had like a nine ERA last year," he said. "Until you get out there and it's the real deal, you never really know if you're ready. I guess we'll find out April 6."
Kershaw was caught Thursday by newcomer
"Better today," Kershaw said. "I was ahead a little bit more in the counts than last time, so we were able to work in a few more different pitches and stuff. I didn't shake off as much today, so I think it's just that learning process."
Grandal said he has made it a point to observe Kershaw carefully whenever he pitches.
"I've been watching his games and I've been getting a better feel for whatever he wants to do at times in counts, when to double up on something and just kind of seeing how he's feeling out there," Grandal said. "I felt like a couple of batters we were right on the same page."
Brandon League is scheduled to travel to Las Vegas on Friday to visit Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who will review the results of his recent MRI exam.
League is expected to start the season on the disabled list because of his shoulder problems, which have limited him to two games in the exhibition season.
Asked if League's scheduled trip was an indication of a serious injury, Manager Don Mattingly replied, "I don't want to go there because I don't really know that. But it's obviously a little more than take a couple days off and you'll feel better type of thing."
Non-roster right-hander Chad Gaudin is also scheduled to be examined. He was scratched from a scheduled appearance in a minor league game because he felt a tingling sensation in his fingers. He didn't pitch last season because he underwent a neck operation to treat a nerve problem.
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