Brewers Reliever Brandon Woodruff Bonked A Huge Dinger Off Clayton Kershaw

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Brewers pitcher Brandon Woodruff took over for Gio Gonzalez in the third inning of tonight’s NLCS opener, presumably to get through the Dodgers lineup a few times. He aced the third inning, and the promptly sent a Clayton Kershaw fastball 407 feet out to center field for a towering donger.

This is only the third time a relief pitcher has ever hit a home run in the playoffs, and it’s also the first-ever home run a pitcher batting left-handed had hit off a left-handed pitcher. That’s admittedly a pretty fine-tuned stat, but since that pitcher is Clayton Kershaw, fresh off his best postseason start, it feels like it neatly sums up how nutty this is.

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