Clayton Kershaw's abysmal eighth inning turns into meme as Dodgers lose to Nationals in NLDS
Life, death, taxes and the Dodgers not winning the World Series
In the eighth inning, the pitcher gave up back-to-back home, allowing the Washington Nationals to tie NLDS Game 5 at 3-3. The Nationals eventually won 7-3, knocking the Dodgers out of the playoffs. For Kershaw, who is likely to be in the hall of fame one day, that is exactly the opposite of what you want to do, especially in game 5 of the NLDS.
The meme-able moment came when Kershaw was spotted on the broadcast sitting all alone in the dugout. The photo instantly took over the internet. Of course, this continues a terrible playoff streak for Kershaw and the Dodgers, who lost the World Series in 2018 and 2017. Without further adieu, here are the best memes from the night:
Live footage of LA fans everywhere during Kershaw's brief, yet memorable, mound appearance.
Adding "The Sounds of Silence" in the background of the video was low-hanging fruit, but still brutal. Hello darkness my old friend, indeed, for Kershaw, who has the reputation of a star who simply can't perform on the big stage.
Sorry, you will forever be used as a sad meme now, Clayton.
It wasn't just in the dugout that Kershaw had a meme-able moment. He was looking pretty rough on the mound as well. Giving up crucial home runs will do that to you.
The comparisons were endless.
The Joker is doing well in the box office, but a "Choker" spin-off staring Clayton Kershaw might top it.
In case you missed the game, here's a highlight.
Thor eventually got to be part of the fight that ends with defeating Thanos (the movie has been out for long enough I can't feel bad for talking about it), so maybe there is hope for Kershaw to bounce back as well.
Maybe he needs some infinity stones or a group of Avengers on his team to get it done.
(Sort of?) luckily for Kershaw, he was not the only pitcher on his team to have a less than ideal day so embarrassment was shared. Joe Kelly was instrumental in the team's loss and gave up a grand slam in the 10th inning.
At least the fans are taking it well.
As the Dodgers and Kershaw know better than almost anyone, there's always next year.
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