Jake Lamb is Arizona’s All-Star third baseman, Clayton Kershaw the sport’s preeminent starting pitcher. For more than three full seasons, they have played in the same division.
Yet the left-handed-hitting Lamb has never faced Kershaw. When Kershaw has taken the mound, Lamb has taken a seat on the bench, focusing on the matchup between the Dodgers’ ace and Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt.
“As much as I want to be playing, it’s fun sitting back and watching those two guys go at it,” Lamb said. “It’s one of the best versus one of the best. Anything can happen at any given moment.”
Goldschmidt is a serene superstar, an earnest Texan and a noted Dodgers killer....