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Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Unscratch that: Kershaw to start Friday as Kuroda calls it a year


Is the opposite of being "shut down" being "shut up?" If so, the Dodgers shut up Clayton Kershaw.

Shut up ...

Los Angeles shifted rotation gears again, deciding today that it would be Hiroki Kuroda taking the rest of the year off. Kershaw will now make a final start Friday, on six days' rest, followed by Chad Billingsley on Saturday and Ted Lilly in the season finale Sunday.

I'm going to Friday's game, so I'll be happy to see Kershaw pitch in that sense. But I think the Dodgers were right with their initial instincts, and that they might as well throw John Ely out there Friday rather than make Kershaw get back on the horse.