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Clayton Kershaw | Starting Pitcher | #22

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/19/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 228
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (7) / LA
Contract: view contract details

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Clayton Kershaw allowed eight hits and four runs -- three earned -- over six innings in a win over the Cardinals on Thursday.
The Dodgers gave Kershaw plenty of run support, which was good, because he wasn't at the top of his game. He still managed to strike out eight over his six innings, picking up his eighth win of the year in the process. The southpaw is now 8-5 with a 2.51 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 142/23 K/BB ratio in 143 1/3 innings of work. A high-stakes matchup with the division-rival Rockies is on deck for Kershaw on Tuesday. Sep 13 - 11:22 PM

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Clayton Kershaw's next scheduled start has been pushed back to Thursday in St. Louis.

The Dodgers will go with a bullpen game Wednesday in Cincinnati, giving Kershaw an extra day of rest and also allowing him to face an opponent the club is competing with for a playoff spot. Kershaw holds a 2.04 ERA in nine second-half starts.
Sep 9 - 1:38 PM

Clayton Kershaw pitched six innings of two-run ball for a win Friday against the Rockies at Coors Field.

Kershaw struck out seven tonight. Some seemed worried when he finished with just one strikeout in his Aug. 8 start, but he's fanned 35 in 36 innings since. He's 7-5 with a 2.42 ERA for the year.
Sep 8 - 1:57 AM

Clayton Kershaw let in two runs in seven innings and did not factor into the decision against the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

He served up solo home runs to Eduardo Escobar and Christian Walker to account for all the damage. He surrendered just two other hits and did not walk a batter while striking out three. His record holds at 6-5 with a 2.40 ERA and 0.97 WHIP after 21 starts. He has a tough matchup against the Rockies at Coors Field on tap for Friday.
Sep 2 - 1:05 AM

Clayton Kershaw's next start will now take place on Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

Kershaw was originally scheduled to start on Friday, but they're pushing him back a day with Hyun-Jin Ryu pitching on regular rest that day on normal rest. The push back also means that instead of pitching against the Mets on September 5, he'll go two days later against the Rockies on September 7.
Aug 29 - 4:51 PM

Clayton Kershaw struck out nine batters over eight innings Saturday in a no-decision against the Padres.

Kershaw had a clear shot at a win, but Kenley Jansen blew another save in the top of the ninth inning. The ace left-hander allowed three runs -- two earned -- on seven hits and zero walks over eight solid frames. He has a 2.39 ERA and 124/20 K/BB ratio in 124 1/3 innings this season. Up next is a big matchup at home against the Diamondbacks.
Aug 26 - 1:10 AM

Clayton Kershaw allowed just one run on four hits over seven innings with seven strikeouts in a victory over the Mariners on Sunday.

Kershaw got plenty of run support in this one, but he wouldn’t have needed much since he was outstanding -- again -- against the Mariners on Sunday afternoon. The Los Angeles ace has now gone six starts where he’s given up no more than two runs, and he’s seen his ERA drop to 2.40 in the process. The seven strikeouts with just one walk up his K/BB ratio to 115/20, and his WHIP is now 1.01. He’s pretty good. Kershaw is back on the bump in a friendly matchup against the Padres on Saturday.
Aug 19 - 7:35 PM

Clayton Kershaw fanned nine batters over eight innings in a no-decision against the Giants on Monday.

Kershaw was masterful in this one, generating 16 swinging strikes with his three-pitch repertoire and limiting the Giants to a single run on four hits over eight frames. He struck out nine batters, his most in a single-start since April 15. He did not issue a walk and threw 78 of 110 pitches for strikes. He departed in line for the win, but the Dodgers' bullpen imploded in the ninth. The 30-year-old southpaw is 5-5 with a 2.47 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and sublime 108/19 K/BB ratio in 18 starts. He'll face the Mariners on the road in his next start on Sunday.
Aug 14 - 3:03 AM

Clayton Kershaw struck out just one while holding the A's to two runs in six innings on Wednesday.

Kershaw couldn't find the curve tonight and barely got any swings and misses as a result, but he kept the A's rather quiet anyway, allowing no extra-base hits and no walks in the quality start. It's the second time in his career that he's ended a start with just one strikeout. It previously happened July 15, 2010 in a loss to the Cardinals.
Aug 9 - 1:15 AM

Clayton Kershaw allowed two runs on five hits over six innings in Thursday's win over the Brewers.

Nothing spectacular, here, but Kershaw got the job done well enough. He finished his evening's work having struck out seven and walked two while throwing 98 pitches (67 strikes) across six frames. Christian Yelich scored both of the runs on the ace southpaw's line, touching home on a wild pitch in the first inning and later touching up Kershaw for a solo home run in the fifth inning. With this one in the books, Kershaw will bring a 2.55 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 98/19 K/BB ratio (95 1/3 Inning) into a road date with the A's when he next summits the mound.
Aug 3 - 12:58 AM

Clayton Kershaw allowed just one run in a season-high 7 2/3 innings in a 4-1 win over the Braves on Friday.

Kershaw scattered six hits, with the only run scoring on a ground out in the second inning. The southpaw fanned eight and walked none while hitting a batter. This was the first time since April 20 that he completed seven innings in a start. It was also a huge night for him at the plate, as he knocked in two runs with a single and also drew three walks. According to ESPN Stats and Info, the last pitcher with three walks and a hit in the same game was Whitey Ford in 1959. Kershaw’s velocity might be down, but he’s now allowed one earned run or fewer in three out of his last four starts. He holds a 2.52 ERA and 91/17 K/BB ratio in 89 1/3 innings through 15 starts on the year. The Dodgers’ ace will square off against the Brewers in his next start.
Jul 28 - 12:08 AM

Clayton Kershaw gave up four runs (one earned) in six innings and was charged with a loss to the Brewers on Saturday.

Ryan Braun scored an unearned run against him after reaching base on catcher's interference in the second inning. Kershaw gave up three runs in his final inning of work. The first one was a solo home run by Christian Yelich and that one was earned. The other two runs in the frame were unearned thanks to an error on third baseman Max Muncy. Kershaw allowed seven hits and no walks while striking out five in the quality start. He falls to 3-5 on the season despite an excellent 2.64 ERA after 14 starts. He will hope for better defensive support when he faces the Braves on Thursday.
Jul 21 - 11:03 PM

Clayton Kershaw allowed three earned runs, six hits and four walks with eight strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision Sunday against the Angels.

Kershaw is finally started to look like Clayton Kershaw, the All-Star caliber pitcher, after a slow start since his return from the 10-day disabled list. He has rattled off three consecutive quality starts and fantasy owners have to hope his stamina is back and he is primed and ready for a big second half. He has recorded 13 strikeouts over his past 12 2/3 innings, and that's vintage Kershaw and what fantasy owners have been patiently waiting for.
Jul 15 - 8:32 PM

Clayton Kershaw fired six scoreless innings and struck out five in an 8-2 victory over the Padres on Monday.

Kershaw gave up just two hits in the effort -- singles by pitcher Luis Perdomo and Wil Myers -- and he walked one while striking out five. The Padres lineup isn’t a great test, but the southpaw was exceptional on Monday, throwing 60-of-89 pitches for strikes and giving up very little hard contact. Kershaw isn’t missing bats at the same level we’ve become accustomed, but his ERA sits at 2.61 with a strong 70/13 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 69 innings. His final start before the All-Star break will come on Saturday against the Angels.
Jul 10 - 1:07 AM

Clayton Kershaw allowed two earned runs, four hits and no walks with two strikeouts over six innings in a victory Tuesday against the Pirates.

Kershaw threw 56 of his 74 pitches for strikes, including 15 first-pitch strikes to the 21 batters he faced. It was his first-ever quality start with less than three strikeouts. He is slowly building up his pitch count as he eases his way back from the 10-day disabled list. He'll look to keep up the winning ways on Monday in San Diego to kick off a two-start work week.
Jul 4 - 3:05 AM

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