Jul 26, 2010, 5:25 PM EDT
Clayton Kershaw initially planned to appeal last week’s five-game suspension for throwing at Giants center fielder Aaron Rowand, but he’s now decided to drop the appeal and will begin serving the suspension immediately.
Five-game suspensions for starting pitchers are pretty close to meaningless, and in this case all it means is that Kershaw will make his next start with an extra day of rest. He’s now scheduled to pitch Sunday, coincidentally against Rowand and the Giants.
Kershaw has emerged as the Dodgers’ ace as a 22-year-old this season by going 10-5 with a 2.96 ERA and 138/58 K/BB ratio in 131 innings, including shutting out the Mets for eight innings last night.
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