Yelich vs. Kershaw a matchup made in baseball heaven
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MILWAUKEE — If a best-of-seven playoff series can have a tone-setting moment in the first inning of Game 1, then make sure you’re watching Friday night when all-world pitcher Clayton Kershaw takes on National League MVP favorite Christian Yelich. It’ll be the first marquee matchup of the NL Championship Series between the Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers.
“You enjoy that as a player, going up against the best,” Yelich said Thursday afternoon. “Just try and see how you stack up. You enjoy competing, and it seems like he really enjoys competing, and that’s what it’s all about.”
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Yelich might be enjoying it more than Kershaw so far this year, as he was 4-for-6 with two home runs off Kershaw in the regular season. Those are confidence-building moments, even for one of the hottest hitters in the game. Kershaw understands he might have to go back to the drawing board.
“I’m about to go look right now,” Kershaw said not long after Yelich spoke Thursday. “So I don’t know what