Tim Brown

  • Garrett Richards collapses, Zack Greinke needs more rest; Angels and Dodgers hold their breath

    Tim Brown at Yahoo Sports7 days ago

    LOS ANGELES – As Clayton Kershaw prepares here to make a start a day earlier than expected, as Garrett Richards lay in the Fenway Park dirt with his head propped on his own red glove, as Zack Greinke explains what may or may not be wrong with his elbow, as a bullpen gathers itself for a long night in Boston and a team braces for what now could be a long September …

    It's Wednesday afternoon here. Kershaw is running through his routine, the one he uses the day before a start. Except he's not scheduled to pitch until Friday.

    "No comment," he says with a grin.

    It's Wednesday evening in Boston. Richards runs from the pitcher's mound to cover first base, stumbles and collapses, screaming as he grips his left knee.

    At about the same time, Greinke shrugs and says, "I can't predict how I'll feel when I do pitch. I feel good enough to pitch, that's for sure."

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