Clayton Kershaw returns from injury, pitches 7 shutout innings agains the Nationals

Clayton Kershaw is back, and it's like nothing ever happened

5/7/14 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

May 6, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22) pitches during the third inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY SportsClayton Kershaw just finished his first ever stint on the disabled list.

His first game after the injury was Tuesday night against the Nationals, and it looks like the Dodgers did a great job ensuring he was ready to return.

Kershaw was his typical brilliant self, striking out 9 in 7 shutout innings.

He gave up 9 hits, which is slightly atypical of him, but he didn't walk anyone and didn't let anyone score.

Kershaw has only had two starts so far this year, but they've both been exactly what you'd expect from the player who has won 2 of the last 3 NL Cy Young awards and finished 2nd in 2012.

The Dodgers don't need to worry, despite the concern about him landing on the DL after his opening day start.

Kershaw's going to be electric this year. Don't miss it.
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