Clayton Kershaw Explains Heated Exchange With Jurickson Profar


Clayton Kershaw got into it with Jurickson Profar over a catcher’s interference call on Saturday night.

The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres were locked in a scoreless game in the bottom of the fourth inning at Petco Park. Profar was batting with nobody on and two outs and had a full count. He likely was looking for an offspeed pitch, because he was caught off guard after Kershaw threw him a fastball for a strike. Profar threw out a courtesy half-swing at the pitch and appeared to strike out. However, the Padres argued there was catcher’s interference. Kershaw appeared to accuse Profar of swatting at catcher Austin Barnes' glove to draw the interference on purpose.

This marks the second time extracurricular activities have taken place in the Dodgers-Padres series.

One night earlier, benches and bullpens cleared after Dodgers relief pitcher Dennis Santana hit pinch hitter Jorge Mateo with a pitch in the bottom of the 10th inning.

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