MILWAUKEE — Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is returning to Los Angeles for tests on a sore back that’s been bothering him for a few weeks. Manager Dave Roberts said Tuesday that he was still hopeful Kershaw could make his next scheduled start Friday night at Dodger Stadium against Colorado. The three-time NL Cy Young winner is 11-2 with a 1.79 ERA this season. He lost his last start on Sunday in Pittsburgh, giving up four runs and nine hits in six innings. Roberts said Kershaw has been dealing on and off with a problem in his lower back. “He’s not any better, so what we’re going to do, we decided to fly him back,” Roberts said. “Try to get him on a flight tonight or tomorrow first thing in the morning.
A hail storm over Denver, Colorado on Tuesday night made Coors Field look like it was in the middle of winter, even though it’s definitely summer. The Rockies’ own Twitter account has more proof. The hail that did that was part of a huge storm that also dumped buckets of rain on to the stadium, and together the rain and hail caused the Colorado Rockies’ game against the Toronto Blue Jays to start two hour and forty-one minutes late.