Clayton Kershaw essentially backed up Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer with his recent comments about checking pitchers for foreign substances.
The Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander said he believes managers should be reprimanded for requesting umpire checks not finding foreign substances on pitchers.
“You know what Girardi called Scherzer? I think there should be a penalty if they don’t catch the guy,” Kershaw said. “I think Scherzer, you know, is one of the best pitchers of our generation, and seeing him get reviewed, I think it was a first and third situation or guys on base, and it messed up his rhythm.
“I think it ended up dating, but you better find something if you’re going to call it that.”