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Clayton Kershaw | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/19/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Clayton Kershaw tossed seven scoreless innings to pick up the win on Tuesday versus the Braves.
As strange as it sounds, Tuesday's outing was Kershaw's first in which he held the opposition scoreless. Kershaw scattered only four hits while striking out 10 and issuing no walks. He entered the game with a .347 BABIP and a 4.32 ERA, suggesting some of his struggles may just be bad luck. Kershaw's ERA is down to 3.86 with a 1.16 WHIP and an 83/16 K/BB ratio over 65 1/3 innings. The lefty goes up against the Rockies at Coors Field in his next start. May 27 - 12:50 AM

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Clayton Kershaw struggled again in Thursday's loss to the Giants, allowing four runs on seven hits over 7 1/3 innings.

Kershaw punched out seven on the afternoon while issuing a pair of walks. Two of the four runs scored after Kershaw had departed in the eighth inning, though he did allow a solo homer to opposing hurler Madison Bumgarner in the third inning. Now 2-3 on the season, he'll look to improve upon his troublesome 4.32 ERA when he does battle against the Braves on Tuesday.
May 21 - 7:35 PM

Clayton Kershaw recorded his 100th career win after allowing three runs in 6 2/3 innings Friday against the Rockies.

Kershaw pitched six scoreless innings, but he had to sweat this one out after a four-run seventh brought the Rockies to within 5-4. Fortunately, the pen held on from there. Kershaw struck out 10 and walked three. He still has a 4.24 ERA this season, but he's getting closer.
May 16 - 2:07 AM

Clayton Kershaw had a rare rough start on Sunday, allowing five runs and pitching just 5 2/3 innings against the Rockies.

Well you don't see that very often. All five runs scored against Kershaw came in the fourth inning, on a deluge of RBI singles. For the contest as a whole, he walked four and struck out five while giving up eight hits. The rough outing pushed his ERA to a very mortal 4.26 and his WHIP to an OK 1.26. Over 44 1/3 innings, he holds a 56/11 K/BB ratio. He'll get another shot at the Rockies in his next start.
May 10 - 8:05 PM

Saturday's game between the Dodgers and the Rockies has been postponed due to rain.

No makeup date has been announced. Saturday's starting pitchers, Clayton Kershaw and Jorge De La Rosa, will simply have their starts pushed back to Sunday. But there is more precipitation (maybe even some snow) in the Denver forecast for Sunday afternoon.
May 9 - 6:10 PM

Clayton Kershaw faltered late, resulting in a no-decision after yielding three runs in 7 1/3 innings as the Dodgers lost to the Brewers on Monday.

Kershaw limited the Brewers to just one run in his first seven frames, but they rallied against the lefty to knock him out with just one out in the eighth inning. Hector Gomez hit a solo home run and Adam Lind doubled, forcing manager Don Mattingly to relieve Kershaw with Chris Hatcher, who also couldn't get the job done. Overall, Kershaw only allowed five hits and walked none while striking out eight. The Dodgers have been unusually impotent in Kershaw's first six starts, losing four of them. He has a 3.72 ERA with a 1.14 WHIP and a 51/7 K/BB ratio in 38 2/3 innings. He'll try for better results in his next start at Coors Field against the Rockies.
May 4 - 10:29 PM

Clayton Kershaw was out-dueled by Madison Bumgarner in a loss to the Giants on Tuesday, yielding two runs in seven innings of work.

Buster Posey proved to be an issue for Kershaw, as he was responsible for both runs. Posey singled in a run in the first inning, then clubbed a solo home run to left-center in the fourth. They were two of the seven hits Kershaw gave up without issuing a walk and striking out eight. Kershaw, sporting a 3.73 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, and a 43/7 K/BB ratio in 31 1/3 innings, has a fantastic match-up in his next start as he'll face the lowly Brewers in Milwaukee.
Apr 29 - 1:15 AM

Clayton Kershaw struck out nine and allowed just three hits and two runs in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Giants.

Kershaw himself was not saddled with the loss, as the Giants won the game in the ninth inning on a Joe Panik sacrifice fly. While Kershaw has yet to go deeper into a game than 6 1/3 innings, he's now whiffed 35 batters in 24 1/3 innings and his stuff looks as good as ever. He had a root canal in early April, but it does not appear to have affected his arm. After a slow start, his ERA now sits at 4.07 and is trending in the right direction. Kershaw will take on the Giants once more when he next toes the rubber.
Apr 23 - 2:24 AM

Clayton Kershaw is on the board with his first win after surrendering three runs -- one earned -- in six innings Friday against the Rockies.

Kershaw struck out 12 and lowered his ERA from 5.84 to 4.42. He still wasn't at his absolute best, but he's going to be just fine.
Apr 18 - 1:58 AM

Clayton Kershaw struggled through 6 1/3 innings on Saturday, allowing six runs -- five earned -- and 10 hits in a loss to the Diamondbacks.

It's not very often that Kershaw struggles in back-to-back starts, but here he is with a 5.84 ERA and a 1.70 WHIP after outings against the Padres and Diamondbacks. Maybe he was a little off tonight because he's dreading his root canal Monday. There aren't any major concerns as of yet.
Apr 12 - 2:30 AM

Clayton Kershaw (mouth) will have a root canal Monday.

Kershaw is getting a tooth fixed after taking a liner off the jaw during spring training. The procedure shouldn't affect his pitching schedule. Kershaw will still take the hill Saturday against the Diamondbacks.
Apr 8 - 7:24 PM

Clayton Kershaw allowed three runs in six innings, resulting in a no-decision against the Padres on Opening Day on Monday.

Matt Kemp was Kershaw's biggest pest, as he drove in all three runs for the Padres. Overall, Kershaw allowed six hits, walked two, and struck out nine. The lefty, who is on a quest to earn his third consecutive NL Cy Young award, will face the Diamondbacks on the road in his next start.
Apr 6 - 8:06 PM

Clayton Kershaw allowed just an unearned run in three innings of work Wednesday facing the Royals.

Kershaw only lasted three innings simply to get a bit of work in ahead of the start of the regular season. He gave up only one hit, walked two, and struck out two. In Cactus League play, Kershaw yielded four earned runs in 22 1/3 innings (1.61 ERA) on 15 hits and six walks while striking out 22. The dominating lefty will square off against James Shields of the Padres on Opening Day on Monday.
Apr 1 - 5:58 PM

Clayton Kershaw yielded just one run over six innings in Thursday's start versus the White Sox.

The White Sox scored early on Kershaw thanks to an Adam LaRoche RBI double, but the lefty was able to settle down from there. Overall, he gave up four hits and a walk while striking out eight. His spring results have been about what you'd expect: a 1.86 ERA over 19 1/3 innings with a 20/5 K/BB ratio. Kershaw will attempt to win his third consecutive Cy Young award with a strong 2015 season.
Mar 26 - 7:57 PM

Clayton Kershaw looked to be in mid-season form in Friday's Cactus League start against the Athletics, allowing one run on three hits while striking out four over his five innings of work.

The reigning Cy Young Award winner also suffered a scary moment in the third inning when was hit in the jaw by a broken bat liner off the bat of Andy Parrino. Kershaw lost a tooth and part of another, and required hours of dental work afterwards, but the issue will not impact his availability for the start of the regular season. He remains the top starting pitcher in all of baseball and should be one for the first names called in all fantasy drafts this spring.
Mar 21 - 2:19 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
3Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Alberto Callaspo
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Alex Guerrero
2Justin Turner
LF1Carl Crawford
2Scott Van Slyke
3Chris Heisey
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Andre Ethier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Brett Anderson
4Mike Bolsinger
5Carlos Frias
6Brandon Beachy
7Brandon McCarthy
8Hyun-Jin Ryu
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3Chris Hatcher
4J.P. Howell
5Brandon League
6Paco Rodriguez
7Yimi Garcia
8Adam Liberatore
9Juan Nicasio
10Pedro Baez