Clayton Kershaw sounds a bit miffed at ASG

July, 15, 2013
7/15/13
1:16
PM PT
Via Adam Rubin, ESPNNY.com

A week after saying he was fine with Matt Harvey starting the All-Star Game for the National League, especially if it is being played in New York, Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw did not sound as pleased on the day of the official announcement.

Kershaw did not seem to care for NL manager Bruce Bochy saying Monday afternoon that Harvey would have been the starting pitcher and "it really wouldn’t have mattered what city we were playing in" because of Harvey's first-half production.

Said Kershaw: "That's his opinion."

Would Kershaw have been more understanding if the tipping factor was the game being at Citi Field?

"I get it," Kershaw tersely said.

Kershaw added that he would enjoy starting an All-Star Game.

"It's not a goal. I don't really set goals. I don't have any goals," Kershaw said. "It would be cool. I would like to do it. It would be fun."

Asked Sunday whether Kershaw should be considered to make the start, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said, "I don't know why not. he's definitely pitching good enough to be the guy. I read what he said the other day and that says a lot about Clayton's character."

Mark Saxon

ESPNLosAngeles.com
Mark Saxon is a staff writer for ESPNLosAngeles.com. He spent six years at the Orange County Register, and began his career at the Oakland Tribune, where he started an 11-year journey covering Major League Baseball. He has also covered colleges, including USC football and UCLA basketball.

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