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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 wasn't involved in the decision after allowing one run in seven innings Friday against the Mets.
At least it wasn't a fourth straight loss. Kershaw just isn't getting any help from the Dodgers, and he might well miss out on the All-Star Game because of it. He's 5-6 with a 3.08 ERA and a 147/27 K/BB in 114 IP. Jul 4 - 1:47 AM

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Clayton Kershaw struck out nine over seven innings, allowing three runs -- one earned -- in a loss to the Marlins on Saturday.

Kershaw wasn't afforded any help by his defense or himself, as one run scored on a fielding error and another scored on a wild pitch. The lefty gave up seven hits and didn't walk a batter in his seven innings. He's now lost three decisions in a row to fall to 5-6 overall. Kershaw has a 3.20 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 140/25 K/BB ratio over 107 innings. He'll look to get back in the win column Friday against the Mets.
Jun 27 - 6:43 PM

Clayton Kershaw notched a quality start on Monday, allowing three runs in seven innings, but took a loss against the Cubs.

The Dodgers weren't doing anything against an amalgam of Cubs hurlers. Two of the runs came in on Kris Bryant's home run in the third inning, and Matt Szczur hit a solo homer in the seventh to push the Cubs' lead to 3-1 at the time. Kershaw gave up four hits overall, walked two, and struck out nine. The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner has pitched well, but the results haven't been there unfortunately. he owns a 3.33 ERA with a 1.04 WHIP and a 131/25 K/BB ratio over 100 innings. Kershaw will try to get back in the win column in a weekend road start against the Marlins.
Jun 22 - 11:24 PM

Clayton Kershaw allowed four runs (three earned) in six innings against the Rangers on Wednesday, picking up his fourth loss of the season despite striking out 10.

While the proceedings were dicey at times for Kershaw--he allowed a two-run homer to Joey Gallo in the third inning and committed a balk in the fourth that helped lead to another run coming home--his overall line contained 10 strikeouts to just one walk. He still ended up taking the loss, though, and fell to 5-4 on the season. After a slow start to the year, the ace southpaw has begun to round into form, and while Wednesday's start had its issues, he now holds a 3.29 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 122/23 K/BB ratio in 93 innings. That ERA should continue to drop as the season moves along. Kershaw will take to the road to tango with the Cubs in his next start.
Jun 18 - 1:46 AM

Clayton Kershaw fanned 11 while allowing one run in 6 2/3 innings Friday against the Padres.

Kershaw was in line for the win when he left, though a couple of unearned runs spoiled that. The Dodgers still went on to prevail 4-3. Kershaw is 3-0 with a 0.94 ERA and 39 strikeouts over his last four starts.
Jun 13 - 2:15 AM

Clayton Kershaw allowed only one hit over eight shutout innings Saturday in the Dodgers' 2-0 defeat of the visiting Cardinals.

Kershaw was absolutely fantastic against a team that has been his postseason nemesis, yielding only one hit and two walks as the Dodgers picked up their first win of the big four-game set. The left-hander has been pitching much better than his ERA and WHIP would indicate, and those rates are starting to normalize as his sample size grows. Kershaw should keep rolling next week in a road start against the Padres. He has a 101/19 K/BB ratio in 80 1/3 innings this season.
Jun 7 - 12:48 AM

Clayton Kershaw got the win after limiting the Rockies to two runs in seven innings as the Dodgers skated to an 11-4 win on Monday.

Kershaw also helped himself at the plate, going 3-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored. On the pitching side of things, he scattered five hits and a walk while striking out seven. Both runs came in the fourth inning on a Nolan Arenado home run. 2015 hasn't been kind to the three-time Cy Young Award winner, but he's pitched better as of late and now owns a 3.73 ERA with a 1.13 WHIP, and a 90/17 K/BB ratio over 72 1/3 innings. Kershaw will toe the rubber against the Cardinals at home next.
Jun 2 - 12:05 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Alberto Callaspo
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Justin Turner
2Alex Guerrero
LF1Andre Ethier
2Carl Crawford
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Brett Anderson
4Mike Bolsinger
5Carlos Frias
6Brandon Beachy
7Brandon McCarthy
8Hyun-Jin Ryu
Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3J.P. Howell
4Yimi Garcia
5Pedro Baez
6Paco Rodriguez
7Chris Hatcher
8Adam Liberatore
9Juan Nicasio
10Eric Surkamp