Clayton Kershaw suffered his latest devastating postseason defeat Wednesday night. Dodgers fans left looking even worse.
Kershaw, the future first-ballot Hall of Famer who has won three Cy Young Awards and an MVP since debuting with the Dodgers in 2008, faced the wrath of his fanbase following his eighth-inning meltdown against the Nationals in Game 5 of the NLDS, in which he allowed back-to-back homers to erase Los Angeles’ 3-1 lead.
In a video taken by LA Times columnist LZ Granderson, a fan is shown inviting cars to run over the jersey of the “choker,” who has spent his entire career with the Dodgers, but repeatedly failed to live up to his unparalleled regular-season standard.
“I might actually run over the jersey, and then back up,” the professional journalist said. “This is so much better than burning it. I think it’s better for the environment.”
The Nationals went on to win 7-3 on a 10th-inning grand slam by Howie Kendrick, ending the Dodgers’ season.