Found October 02, 2013 on Fox Sports South:
ATLANTA -- Justin Upton knows all too well what Clayton Kershaw is capable of. Having seen the Dodgers ace for four years while he was with the National League West rival Diamondbacks, Upton offered a succinct and fitting take on the pitcher the Braves will face Thursday in Game 1 of their division series. "He's definitely at the top of his game, at the top of his craft," Upton said. Or, as Kris Medlen, who will take the mound opposite Kershaw for the NL East champion Braves said: "(He) has had an unbelievable run this year and I think is the Cy Young Award winner." The numbers certainly back Medlen up. Kershaw (16-9) led the NL in ERA (1.83) and WHIP (0.915) for the third straight year -- joining Lefty Grove, Greg Maddux and Roger Clemens as the only pitchers to do so in back-to-back-to-back years -- he also led the league in strikeouts (232) and allowed more than three earned runs in three of his 33 starts. It's a dominance that the Braves have o...
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