VIDEO: Dave Roberts Laughs Maniacally After Clayton Kershaw's Dominant Outing

VIDEO: Dave Roberts Laughs Maniacally After Clayton Kershaw's Dominant Outing

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VIDEO: Dave Roberts Laughs Maniacally After Clayton Kershaw's Dominant Outing

The Los Angeles Dodgers pulled even with the Chicago Cubs in the National League Championship Series on Sunday night on the strength of a 1-0 victory. With the season on the line, Clayton Kershaw delivered seven scoreless innings of two-hit ball.

The final out he recorded was the most stressful of the evening. With two outs in the seventh and a runner on first base, manager Dave Roberts strolled out to the mound with the body language of a skipper ready to make a call to the bullpen.

Kershaw was able to convince Roberts to leave him in to pitch to Javy Baez. For a few seconds, that looked to be a terrible decision as the Cubs’ young star blasted a drive to deep center field. The blast fell just short of the fence, though, and found a resting place in Joc Pederson’s glove.

Roberts’ reaction to the momentary terror was delightful. You can see him mentally second-guessing the decision. Afterward, he welcomed Kershaw back into the dugout with one of the most haunting laughs you’ll ever hear.

Baseball is fun.

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