Cheers were huge, but only after breaths were held.
There was the usual worship, but also an unfamiliar worry.
The pitcher with all the answers returned to the Dodger Stadium mound Monday night bearing the occasional unsettling question.
What happened on that curve in the dirt? Why is that slider not always hitting the corner? Goodness, did he actually just allow a run to score on that pitch to the backstop?
In six innings against the San Francisco Giants, Clayton Kershaw proved unequivocally that he is back. Well, pretty much.
In his third start since missing 2 1/2 months with a back injury, the best pitcher on the planet showed he is fully recovered...