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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
Contract: view contract details

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Clayton Kershaw will start Game 1 of the NLDS Friday against the Mets.
Kershaw had another unbelievable year, winning 16 games with a 2.16 ERA and a league-leading 294 strikeouts. The three-time Cy Young winner hasn't had much success in the postseason (1-5, 5.12 ERA in 11 appearances) but he's been lights out against the Mets, holding them to one run and eight hits over 16 innings this year. Oct 3 - 11:32 PM

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Clayton Kershaw pitched a one-hit shutout as the Dodgers clinched the NL West on Tuesday versus the Giants.

Kershaw allowed one hit and one walk while striking out 13, retiring the final 19 batters he faced. The Dodgers backed him with eight runs of support, so it was an easy night. The lefty now has a 2.16 ERA, a 0.89 WHIP, and a 294/42 K/BB ratio over 229 innings. Kershaw is still six strikeouts shy of 300; he's looking to become the first pitcher to strike out 300 since Curt Schilling and Randy Johnson in 2002.
Sep 30 - 1:05 AM

Clayton Kershaw couldn't supply the Dodgers a quality start in Thursday afternoon's win over the Diamondbacks, allowing three runs on six hits over five innings.

Kershaw did strike out nine, but on a hot autumn day, manager Don Mattingly sat him down after five innings. The Diamondbacks scored solitary runs in the second, third and fourth innings. The ace southpaw has been his typically brilliant self this season, pitching to a 2.25 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 281/41 K/BB ratio across 220 innings. A road start against the Giants looms next on his schedule. Don't be surprised if Kershaw puts in another relatively short start in that one as the Dodgers look to keep him fresh for their postseason run.
Sep 24 - 6:35 PM

Clayton Kershaw held the Rockies to a lone run in seven innings, earning his 14th win on Monday.

Kershaw issued a one-out walk followed by a double, then watched the Rockies plate a run in the first inning on a Carlos Gonzalez ground out. That was it for offense the rest of the way. The ace gave up three hits and two walks while striking out five. Kershaw carries a superb 2.12 ERA with a 0.89 WHIP and a 264/38 K/BB ratio over 208 innings. He'll face the Pirates in a home start next.
Sep 15 - 1:29 AM

Clayton Kershaw improved to 13-6, limiting the Angels to two runs (one earned) in seven innings as the Dodgers won on Tuesday.

Kershaw allowed a solo home run to Kole Calhoun in the first inning. In the seventh, a Corey Seager fielding error put Erick Aybar on base, and he would eventually score when Kershaw balked. On the night, the lefty gave up four hits and two walks while striking out eight. The effort marks the first time Kershaw has allowed more than one run in a start since August 7. He boasts a 2.15 ERA, a 0.90 WHIP, and a 259/36 K/BB ratio over 201 innings. He'll take on the Rockies at home next.
Sep 9 - 1:24 AM

Clayton Kershaw tied a career-high with 15 strikeouts in Wednesday's complete-game gem against the Giants, a 2-1 victory.

Things got a bit hairy in the ninth, as Kershaw was visited by Don Mattingly with runners on first and second and two outs in the ninth. It would have been understandable if he'd been pulled; Kershaw became just the second pitcher this year to reach the 130-pitch mark. As is, he scattered six hits while giving up the one earned run. He walked one. Oh, and what happened after Mattingly walked back to the dugout? Kershaw struck out Marlon Byrd to tie his career best. We're pretty sure Kershaw isn't going to strike out 14 or more batters next time around against the Angels, but one never does know with him.
Sep 3 - 12:46 AM

Clayton Kershaw fanned 14 while holding the Cubs to one run in eight innings Friday in his 11th victory of the year.

It was Kershaw's second 14-K game of the year. His career high is 15, established last June against the Rockies. He's fanned 10 or more batters 40 times in his career. The next highest total since Kershaw entered the league in 2008 is Tim Lincecum's 34.
Aug 29 - 1:33 AM

Clayton Kershaw pitched a superb game in Sunday's no-decision against the Astros, firing eight innings of one-run ball in the team's eventual 3-2 loss.

Kershaw scattered seven hits while striking out 10 without a walk in the typically superb performance. He's surrendered more than three earned runs just four times in 25 starts and his 2.29 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 222/32 K/BB ratio across 177 innings are clearly in the range of the NL Cy Young, unless it's stolen out from under him by the likes of teammate Zack Greinke. Kershaw will host the Cubs next weekend in what should be a fun series as we near the stretch run.
Aug 23 - 6:06 PM

Clayton Kershaw pitched seven innings of one-run ball, but was left with a no-decision as the Dodgers fell to the Athletics in 10 innings on Tuesday.

Kershaw gave up five hits and a pair of walks while striking out seven. He relented his only run in the second inning on a Marcus Semien ground out. He was in line for the win, but the Dodgers' bullpen blew a three-run lead in the eighth. Kershaw holds a 2.34 ERA with a 0.92 WHIP and a 212/32 K/BB ratio over 169 innings. He'll attempt to get back in the win column next week in Cincinnati against the Reds.
Aug 19 - 2:02 AM

Clayton Kershaw tossed a beautiful game in Wednesday's 3-0 win over the Nationals, hurling eight innings of one-run ball.

Kershaw didn't allow a baserunner until Michael Tayer cracked a double to deep center with one out in the sixth inning. The southpaw ace would escape without allowing the run to score. He surrendered just three hits for the game while fanning eight and walking none. Perhaps his most impressive frame came in the seventh, when he struck out Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman and Jayson Werth in succession. The reigning NL Cy Young winner is posting an admirable defense, pitching to a 2.39 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 205/30 K/BB ratio across 162 innings. Next up on the schedule, a road date with the A's.
Aug 13 - 12:36 AM

Clayton Kershaw saw his scoreless streak of 37 innings fall in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Pirates, as the southpaw ace allowed four runs on nine hits over six innings.

It didn't take long for Kershaw's scoreless streak to end. Gregory Polanco took him deep for a solo home run to lead off the game, putting that matter to a rest immediately. He would allow another run in the fourth inning on a bases loaded walk and two more in the fifth. Kershaw struck out five and walked two on the evening. This "rough start" aside, the southpaw is posting a typically brilliant season with a 2.51 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 197/30 K/BB ratio over 154 innings. A home start against the Nationals is up next on the schedule as he looks to start a new streak.
Aug 7 - 11:37 PM

Clayton Kershaw (hip) limited the Angels to just two hits over eight scoreless innings in Saturday's 3-1 victory.

Kershaw had his start pushed back a couple times due to a hip issue, but it obviously didn't affect him on Saturday. The left-hander struck out seven and walked only one on the day, throwing 115 pitches. Kershaw hasn't allowed a single run and sports an absurd 45/1 K/BB ratio over his last four outings. He'll try to extend his 37-inning scoreless streak next weekend in Pittsburgh.
Aug 2 - 8:40 AM

Clayton Kershaw was scratched from his scheduled start on Friday due to his hip issue.

The same ailment scratched him on Wednesday. He is now scheduled to start on Saturday after an extra day of rest. Zack Greinke will start in his place against the Angels on Friday.
Jul 31 - 6:17 PM

Clayton Kershaw will make his next start on Friday against the Angels.

Kershaw was scratched from his scheduled start on Wednesday due to a minor hip issue. The Dodgers believe a couple of days off will do the trick and that the southpaw won't require an extended absence.
Jul 29 - 6:39 PM

Clayton Kershaw (hip) has been scratched from Wednesday's scheduled start versus the Athletics.

It's unclear when Kershaw's hip/glute started bothering him, but it's not seen as a major issue. The Dodgers hope the left-hander will be ready to start on Saturday or Sunday against the Angels. Mike Bolsinger will take the ball Wednesday instead.
Jul 29 - 12:18 PM

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1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Chase Utley
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SS1Corey Seager
2Jimmy Rollins
3Ronald Torreyes
3B1Justin Turner
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LF1Andre Ethier
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CF1Joc Pederson
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RF1Yasiel Puig
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S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Brett Anderson
4Alex Wood
5Bronson Arroyo
6Hyun-Jin Ryu
7Brandon McCarthy
Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3J.P. Howell
4Chris Hatcher
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6Luis Avilan
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11Mike Bolsinger
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