Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez (holding the Stella Artois can) and comedian George Lopez play ping pong at Dodger Stadium in 2014. (David Crane/Staff photographer)
Jimmy Kimmel will again host Clayton Kershaw’s annual PingPong4Purpose tournament July 30 at Dodger Stadium. More details, and a tentative list of celebrity participants, were announced in a press release Monday.
Tickets for the public are available; see below in the full release:
Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez runs the bases after hitting the game-winning two-run home run in the eighth inning of the Dodgers’ 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday. (Scott Varley/Staff photographer)
The Dodgers finished the first half Sunday with a come-from-behind, 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. The photo gallery is here. The box score is here.
Prior to the game, Clayton Kershaw talked about his (belated) appointment to the National League All-Star team.
Clayton Kershaw will replace Max Scherzer on the National League All-Star Game roster. The Dodgers pitcher was the leading vote-getter among Natonal League pitchers on the players’ ballot among NL pitchers who weren’t already on the roster.
Scherzer, who is pitching today for the Nationals, will be inactive during the All-Star Game, but is invited to Cincinnati with full All-Star honors.
Kershaw (6-6, 2.85 ERA) is an All-Star for the fifth consecutive season. In 123 innings pitched over 18 starts this season, he’s surrendered 45 runs (39 earned) on 99 hits with 27 walks and 160 strikeouts.
He joins teammates Adrian Gonzalez, Yasmani Grandal, Zack Greinke and Joc Pederson on the NL roster.