There was laughter and lightness in the Dodgers’ clubhouse. There were players enjoying a relatively easy victory, and there was Clayton Kershaw boisterously providing quotes to the reporters waiting outside the office of Manager Dave Roberts.
“Yu pitched great tonight,” Kershaw said.
Kershaw proceeded to the dining room, and the reporters herded into the manager’s office, but the best pitcher on the planet had distilled the essence of the game into four words.
Yu Darvish is not here for September. He is here for October, the grand prize of the July trade deadline, the grand arm acquired for a postseason run intended to end with the Dodgers’ first World Series in 29...