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Clayton Kershaw was dominant in two outings this past week and now Major League Baseball has recognized his accomplishments! Congratulations Clayton Kershaw! National League Player of the Week for the first week of 2013! (Image Credit: Here’s a brief recap of what Clayton did during Opening Week. -Shut out the Giants on Opening Day, going 9 innings, striking out 7, giving up only 4 hits and walking 0. -As if shutting the Giants out wasn’t enough, Clayton added insult to injury when he broke up a scoreless tie leading off the Bottom of the 8th with a long home run to Center off of Giants reliever George Kontos. -Kershaw continued his dominance Saturday night against the Pirates, pitching 7 more shutout innings, striking out 9, and walking 1 while giving up only 2 hits. -The one walk Kershaw allowed was to Russell Martin with 2 out in the Top of the 7th.  3 pitches later, he picked Martin off first base to end the inning. -The final line on Clayton Kershaw for Opening Week:  16 IP, 16K, 0 R, 0 ER, 6 Hits, 1 BB, a 2-0 record. Congratulations Clayton Kershaw, a well-deserved Player of the Week Award! This article has been read (0) times

Los Angeles Dodgers do some spring cleaning

The Los Angeles Dodgers not only did some sweeping this weekend but they re-organized the garage as well. Coming off a weekend sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates, GM Ned Colletti made good on a few off season promises. The Dodgers are counting on Ramon Hernandez to be the veteran they need to back up AJ Ellis. Last winter, Colletti said that obtaining a veteran back-up catcher for A...

Dodgers rumors: Clayton Kershaw negotiations over $200 million

Many around the league expect Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw to become the first pitcher to receive a $200 million guaranteed contract. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, this will certainly happen, as he hears negotiations between Kershaw and the Dodgers have already surpassed the $200 million mark. Heyman notes that Kershaw is everything a team...

Kershaw turns in second solid start

Clayton Kershaw followed up his sensational one-man show on opening day with seven innings of two-hit ball and nine strikeouts in a spirited duel with A.J. Burnett, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat Pittsburgh 1-0 Saturday night for their second straight shutout win over the Pirates.,

Clayton Kershaw wins NL Player of the Week honor

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw has been named National League Player of the Week after his two lights out performances to start the season. At a time when the Dodgers' bats have struggled to find consistency, Kershaw, the team's ace, has at least done his part to shut down the opposition, going 2-0 in two starts and not allowing a single earned run...

Game Five Summary: Dodgers 1 – Pirates 0

When Clayton Kershaw takes the mound for the Los Angeles Dodgers, one can almost pencil in a win for them – even if their offense is struggling like has been the case of late. In his second start of the season, Kershaw is off to a sensational start. After pitching a two-hit, complete game shutout in his season debut against the defending world champion San Francisco Giants, Kershaw...

Kershaw allows 2 hits, Ks 9 in Dodgers' win

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Clayton Kershaw followed up his sensational one-man show on opening day with seven innings of two-hit ball and nine strikeouts in a spirited duel with A.J. Burnett, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat Pittsburgh 1-0 Saturday night for their second straight shutout win over the Pirates. Kershaw (2-0) walked one and retired 17 consecutive batters after giving up...

Dodgers leading 1-0 in the Middle of the 6th.

Clayton Kershaw has allowed 0 runs on 2 hits through 6 at the Taj Mahal of Baseball and the Dodgers lead 1-0. Game recap will be delayed due to me being at the game. Hope all of you watching at home are enjoying this Saturday Night delight! This article has been read (0) times

Clayton Kershaw looking unhittable through two starts

Baseball fans were wondering what Los Angeles Dodgers left hand pitcher Clayton Kershaw would do for an encore, after pitching a complete game, four hit shutout on opening day while chipping in at the plate with a home run (does listening to Vin Scully on any call ever get old).  While not quite as impressive, Kershaw followed it up today with a 7 inning performance only allowing...

Fan Interview and Game Day Experience from Dodgers vs. Pirates, April 6th, 2013

A great night for baseball at Dodger Stadium last night.  Kershaw was dealing, Carl Crawford provided the spark, and the Dodgers won 1-0 on a clear April night.  The temperature wasn’t too hot, nor was it too cold.  And the Right Field Pavilion was serving up all the hot dogs, nachos, popcorn and peanuts you could eat! April 6th, 2013 in Los Angeles was, indeed, a beautiful...

Game 5 Recap: Kershaw, Crawford, and the Truth: Dodgers 1, Pirates 0.

Another beautiful night at Dodger Stadium, great weather, a great crowd of about 40,000 on hand for Saturday night baseball, and Clayton Kershaw on the mound for the Dodgers against Pittsburgh Pirates Ace A.J. Burnett.  I settled into my seat in the Right Field Pavillion around 5:30 P.M. with my Dodger Dogs, my peanuts and a Coke with Aaron (who I wrote about in a blog earlier this...

Hyun Jin Ryu does “Gangnam Style”, Matt Kemp has air sex, Clayton Kershaw is at a rodeo

That … about sums it up, I think.

Pirates’ offense falls short again

AJ Burnett pitched well, but the Pirates offense hasn’t woken up yet.  Facing the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw didn’t help, of course.  He pitched 7 innings and allowed just 2 hits. AJ needed 108 pitches to get through 5.1 innings, but he only allowed 1 run off 4 hits and 4 walks.  That run came in…
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