Los Angeles Dodgers P Clayton Kershaw joins Dan Patrick on The Dan Patrick Show. He talks about the atmosphere in Houston as he returned for the first time since their 2017 World Series loss and was pleasantly surprised to see so many Dodgers fans there. He says winning it all last year takes a little bit of the sting out of losing. He addresses the spate of no-hitters around the league and why he thinks it is happening. They talk shop as Kershaw talks in detail about his mind-set and pitching around the league. And he weighs in on playing pro sports in the same town with his high school buddy Matt Stafford.
Dan Patrick: “Does it matter to you? Like, you beat them but that doesn’t take away the sting of anything that’s happened prior to this, does it?”
Clayton Kershaw: “Yeah, I mean, if you ask me (whether I’d rather) win last night or win game 5 of the World Series, I probably would pick that one, you know? But I think…”
Clayton: “You know, I think mentally, coming back here and pitching well and getting a win, I think there’s, I don’t know, there’s a little bit of closure in that for me, a little bit. But yeah, it doesn’t take anything away, and I said that last night, you’re not going to change what happened in the past. But, you know, to come back here the first time and pitch here since that happened; I think there’s, you know, I think there’s a little bit of closure. That, coupled with winning last year, I think, you know, helps, you know, I know it helps me mentally a lot for sure.”