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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 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

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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

Clayton Kershaw yielded on run in 3 1/3 innings in Sunday's Cactus League start versus the Mariners.

Robinson Cano led off the third with a double, moved to third on a wild pitch, then later scored on a ground ball double play. Kershaw struggled with control, walking three batters along with the four hits he allowed. He also struck out three. The lefty has a 2.16 ERA in 8 1/3 innings to start the spring and should be expected to be baseball's best starting pitcher again in 2015.
Mar 15 - 7:15 PM

Clayton Kershaw allowed one run over three innings Tuesday in his second Cactus League start.

Rockies catcher Nick Hundley got to him for a homer in the top of the third inning. Kershaw was otherwise pretty sharp, striking out two batters and walking one. He'll be the Dodgers' Opening Day starter again this season.
Mar 10 - 6:58 PM

Clayton Kershaw fired two perfect innings in Thursday's start against the White Sox.

Kershaw faced the minimum, fanning three in the process. Would you expect anything less from the pitcher who has led the league in ERA in four consecutive seasons? The lefty, who took home both NL MVP and Cy Young honors, finished with a 21-3 record, a 1.77 ERA, and a 239/31 K/BB ratio in 198 1/3 innings last season.
Mar 5 - 5:46 PM

Clayton Kershaw will be the Dodgers' Opening Day starter.

"That's our plan," manager Don Mattingly told reporters Monday in spring camp. "We were just waiting for you to ask." Kershaw went 21-3 with a 1.77 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, and 239/31 K/BB ratio in 198 1/3 innings last season. It was a no-brainer to give him the nod for the Dodgers' 2015 opener on Monday, April 6 against the Padres.
Mar 2 - 1:07 PM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly announced Saturday that Clayton Kershaw will make his Cactus League debut on Thursday against the White Sox.

The reigning National League MVP and Cy Young winner is coming off an unbelievable 2014 campaign where he went 21-3 with a 1.77 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 239/31 K/BB ratio over 198 1/3 innings. He should be the first starting pitcher drafted in all fantasy formats, and one of the first names called overall.
Feb 28 - 1:12 PM

The Baseball Writers Association of American on Thursday named Clayton Kershaw the winner of the 2014 National League MVP award.

The win comes one day after Kershaw won the NL Cy Young award. He received 18 of 30 first-place votes, outdistancing runner-up Giancarlo Stanton and third-place finisher Andrew McCutchen. Kershaw had a historically great season, putting up a 21-3 record, 1.77 ERA and 239/31 K/BB ratio over 198 1/3 innings.
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 06:55:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Alex Guerrero
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Juan Uribe
2Justin Turner
LF1Carl Crawford
2Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Andre Ethier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Brandon McCarthy
5Brett Anderson
6Brandon Beachy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3Chris Hatcher
4J.P. Howell
5Yimi Garcia
6Paco Rodriguez
7Pedro Baez
8Juan Nicasio
9Daniel Coulombe
10Carlos Frias
11Brandon League
12Sergio Santos
13Adam Liberatore
14Chris Withrow