On Wednesday afternoon, the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants had a rather lackluster bench-clearing incident when Yasmani Grandall took exception to Johnny Cueto throwing high and tight on him in the third inning, and gave Cueto a piece of his mind after flying out later in the at-bat.
— CBS Sports MLB (@CBSSportsMLB) May 17, 2017
Dodgers superstar Clayton Kershaw is known for his incredible curveball, perennially outstanding ERA, and cool as ice demeanor. Thus, it should come as a shock to absolutely no one to see how the southpaw handled the situation.
Instead of getting himself involved in the trivial dust up, Kershaw casually strutted to the mound like the zen master he is.
Dodgers and Giants had benches clear, so Clayton Kershaw did the one thing he knows how to do – he went to the mound so he could pitch. pic.twitter.com/sLWGZMB4ou
— Justin Russo (@FlyByKnite) May 17, 2017
The Dodgers went on to cement a 6-1 victory over the Giants in San Francisco thanks to seven innings of shutout ball from their ace, who gave up just three hits and struck out five.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 18, 2017
Following his start today, Clayton Kershaw has an ERA of 1.29 at AT&T park, third-lowest in MLB history at single ballpark (min. 10 starts) pic.twitter.com/axne7D4HDF
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 17, 2017
Never change, Kershaw. Never change!