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Clayton Kershaw | Starting Pitcher | #22

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/19/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 228
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (7) / LA
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Clayton Kershaw was charged with six runs, six hits and a walk over 6 1/3 innings in a win Monday against the Mets.
Kershaw's ERA rose from a National League-leading 2.23 to 2.61. He was spotted a 7-0 lead after the first two innings and he had it on cruise control, allowing a career-high four homers. Kershaw has had a bit of a problem with the long ball lately, allowing 10 over 31 2/3 innings with at least one in five straight starts. Jun 20 - 3:52 AM

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Clayton Kershaw held the Indians to two runs in seven innings to pick up his ninth win Tuesday.

It still feels like we haven't seen peak Kershaw this year, yet here he is 9-2 with a 2.23 ERA and a 105/16 K/BB ratio in 97 innings. The Dodgers have won each of his last eight starts, even though they scored just two runs in three of those.
Jun 13 - 11:00 PM

Clayton Kershaw allowed one run on three hits over seven innings in Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Nationals.

Ryan Zimmerman burned Kershaw for a solo home run in the second inning, but he was on point outside of that one mistake. The all-universe ace struck out nine and walked three on the afternoon. He probably could have pitched the eighth, too, but manager Dave Roberts opted to sit him down at the end of seven having thrown 95 pitches (60 strikes). Up next on the docket for Kershaw, a road start against the Indians. He will carry a 2.20 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 101/14 K/BB ratio (90 innings) into that one.
Jun 7 - 5:58 PM

Clayton Kershaw spun seven innings of one-run ball and struck out 14 batters in a no-decision against the Brewers on Friday.

Kershaw gave up just two hits in all and the only damage was a solo homer off the bat of Domingo Santana in his final inning of work. He left the game in position for the loss before the Dodgers tied things up in the ninth. The southpaw reached 2,000 career strikeouts by whiffing Jonathan Villar in the second inning. He’s the third-fastest pitcher to reach the milestone, behind only Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson. Kershaw has been brilliant as usual so far this season, posting a 2.28 ERA and 92/11 K/BB ratio in 83 innings through 12 starts. The Nationals are up next on his calendar.
Jun 3 - 12:44 AM

Clayton Kershaw did not pitch deep enough to qualify for a decision in Sunday's 9-4 win over the Cubs, surrendering four runs on 11 hits over 4 1/3 innings.

Kershaw struck out six and walked two on the afternoon. Willson Contreras knocked him for a solo home run in the first inning, with Javier Baez and Anthony Rizzo following suit in the fourth inning. Rizzo's was a two-run shot. This start marked a number of worsts for Kershaw this season, including shortest outing and most hits allowed. The four runs surrendered tied the most he has given up in a start. The ace southpaw will look to move past this when he carries his 2.37 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 78/10 K/BB ratio (76 1/3 innings) into a road start against the Brewers next time he toes the rubber.
May 28 - 7:42 PM

Clayton Kershaw allowed one earned run, three hits and no walks with 10 strikeouts across nine innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Cardinals.

Kershaw had it going on again, but he was matched by Lance Lynn in a pitcher's duel eventually decided in the 13th inning. It was the first time in 10 starts this season that Kershaw hasn't factored into the decision. He has rolled up seven innings or more in four consecutive starts and seven of the past eight.
May 24 - 3:59 AM

Clayton Kershaw tossed seven innings of three-hit, shutout ball in Wednesday's 6-1 win over the Giants.

Kershaw was on his game from the start and did not allow a hit until Justin Ruggiano finally picked up a single with one out in the fourth inning. He did not walk a batter in the contest and struck out five in what was a crisp, effective outing against the rival Giants. The ace southpaw needed just 89 pitches to complete his seven innings of work. For the season as a whole, he is pitching to a typically masterful 2.15 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 62/8 K/BB ratio across nine starts. A home showdown with the Cardinals shows next on his schedule.
May 17 - 6:25 PM

Clayton Kershaw pitched seven innings of two-run ball Friday in a victory over the Rockies.

Kershaw struck out just four, but the Rockies couldn't make him pay tonight. Since 2013, the Dodgers are 8-1 in Kershaw's starts at Coors Field.
May 13 - 1:08 AM

Clayton Kershaw allowed one earned run, five hits and four walks while striking out nine batters over 7 1/3 innings in a win in San Diego on Saturday night.

Kershaw threw 75 of his 118 pitches for strikes in the quality start and he was backed by plenty of run support, including a grand slam and five RBI from rookie Cody Bellinger. The big left-hander has a 5-2 record with a 2.40 ERA and 0.92 WHIP through seven outings, posting a quality start in each of his past five appearances. In other words, he is right on schedule and already in midseason form.
May 7 - 2:44 AM

Clayton Kershaw will be moved up a day to start on Saturday against the Padres.

Brandon McCarthy injured his shoulder during an incident in the weight room, so he'll get pushed back to Sunday while Kershaw slides up a day. He'll be installed as a massive favorite against Clayton Richard and the Padres.
May 5 - 8:25 PM

Clayton Kershaw lost after allowing four runs -- three earned -- in six innings Monday against the Giants.

Kershaw opening the season 4-2 with a 2.61 ERA almost rates as a disappointment. What is worth watching is that he's already allowed six homers through 41 1/3 innings. He surrendered eight in 149 innings last year, and he's never given up more than 16. Still, homers are on the rise across the board, and Kershaw can give up 20 or more and still remain fantasy baseball's No. 1 SP.
May 2 - 1:18 AM

Clayton Kershaw allowed one earned run, six hits and a walk with seven strikeouts over seven innings in a win at San Francisco on Tuesday.

Kershaw has four quality starts in five outings this season with the only exception coming at Coors Field back on April 8. He has at least six strikeouts in each of his five appearances while lasting at least seven frames in four of his starts. Kershaw continues to produce well for fantasy owners who looked to him in the early rounds.
Apr 26 - 2:44 AM

Clayton Kershaw pitched seven innings of two-run ball and struck out 10 in beating the Rockies on Wednesday.

It was an off night for Kershaw; he walked a batter and his ERA jumped from 2.53 to 2.54. It's going to be a long six days waiting to see if he can rebound against the Giants.
Apr 20 - 1:38 AM

Clayton Kershaw pitched 8 1/3 innings and allowed one run in defeating the Diamondbacks on Friday.

Chris Owings broke up Kershaw's shutout bid by doubling in a run with one out in the ninth. Kershaw was at exactly 100 pitches, so he probably could have finished from there. Still, the Dodgers decided not to push him, and they probably wanted to get Pedro Baez, who just came off the DL earlier in the day, into a low-pressure situation right off. Baez went on to get the final two outs in the 7-1 game. Kershaw is 2-1 with a 2.53 ERA.
Apr 15 - 1:27 AM

Clayton Kershaw allowed four runs -- including three home runs -- over six innings in Saturday's loss to the Rockies.

Kershaw was stout through five innings, yielding just a Nolan Arenado solo homer, but MVP candidate Mark Reynolds got to the southpaw for a two-run shot in the sixth before Gerardo Parra followed with a solo homer. He did strike out six without walking a batter, and has a 14/0 K/BB ratio through two starts. Overall, Kershaw is now 1-1 with a 3.46 ERA and 0.77 WHIP. A divisional matchup with the Diamondbacks is on tap for Friday.
Apr 8 - 11:52 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
1B1Cody Bellinger
2Adrian Gonzalez
3Rob Segedin
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Chase Utley
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Chris Taylor
2Franklin Gutierrez
3Andre Ethier
4Andrew Toles
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Rich Hill
3Alex Wood
4Hyun-Jin Ryu
5Brandon McCarthy
6Kenta Maeda
7Scott Kazmir
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Sergio Romo
3Pedro Baez
4Adam Liberatore
5Luis Avilan
6Chris Hatcher
7Grant Dayton
8Brock Stewart
9Yimi Garcia