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Clayton Kershaw is enjoying a red-hot start to the 2013 campaign, and for his efforts he was named the National League Player of the Week on Monday.
Kershaw is 2-0 after two starts, and has yet to give up an earned run in a MLB-high 16 innings pitched.
On Opening Day against the defending champion Giants, legendary Dodger Sandy Koufax threw out the first pitch, but it was Kershaw who stole the show after becoming just the second pitcher in MLB history to toss a shutout and hit a home run in the same game. The 94-pitch shutout was the sixth of his career - with three of those coming against the rival-Giants - and it marked his third straight Opening Day win dating back to 2011, the year he went on to win the NL Cy Young.
What an awesome feeling," said Kershaw after the win. "It was so much fun.
Kershaw, who is tied for first with a 0.00 ERA and sits in third with 16 strikeouts, followed up his historic Opening Day performance by pitching seven scoreless innings with ...
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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...
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: Dodgers.com)
Here’s a brief recap of what Clayton did during Opening Week.
-Shut out the Giants on Opening Day, going 9 innings, striking out...
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., http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/kershaw-turns-in-second-solid-start
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...
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...
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...
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!
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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...
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...
That … about sums it up, I think.
Pirates (1-3) at Dodgers (2-2)
9:10 PM–Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
The Bucs will look to right the ship tonight out in Los Angeles, but the timing couldn’t be much worse for a matchup against the best pitcher in the NL. The many struggles on offense have been well chronicled so far, but here’s a quick summary:
OK, official offensive slashes: 127/.195...
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…