Originally written on Dodgers Digest  |  Last updated 5/19/15

May 7, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22) talks to a reporter before game against Washington Nationals. Credit: H.Darr Beiser-USA TODAY Sports
In baseball, it’s foolish to call any game a done deal before it even gets started, but with the way Clayton Kershaw has been pitching lately, I couldn’t fault you for saying it today. And all Kershaw did was continue his recent run of absolute dominance, throwing seven more scoreless innings against the Cardinals who beat him up so badly in the NLCS last year. Kershaw has now thrown 28 innings since allowing his last run, which scored on June 13th. Kershaw lowered his season ERA to 2.04, and his season FIP down to 1.48. He struck out thirteen batters against two walks. Eight of the strikeouts were on his slider, three on his fastball, and two on the curve. It’s hard to put how good he has been into words. After today’s seven innings, he’s only 4-2/3 innings shy of qualifying for the ERA title. Even if he’s not quite “qualified” yet, he overtook Adam Wainwright for the NL lead in pitching fWAR with today’s effort. In June, Kershaw allowed three runs, struck out 61 batters and walked
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