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Kershaw whiffs 8 in 1st outing since taking liner off jaw

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Clayton Kershaw struck out eight in six innings, and Yasiel Puig and Jimmy Rollins homered to help the Los Angeles Dodgers defeat the Chicago White Sox 9-6 on Thursday. Kershaw showed no ill effects from his previous outing against Oakland last Friday, when he was hit in the jaw by a line drive and chipped a tooth. He gave up four hits and a run, walking one...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

LEADING OFF: Kershaw, Wainwright readying for opening day

A look at what's happening around spring training in Florida and Arizona Thursday: --- TOUGH JAW Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is set to start against the White Sox at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona. In his outing March 20, the left-hander was struck on the jaw by a line drive. He lost one tooth and part of another. READY TO GO Adam Wainwright will make his second spring start...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Kershaw needs more dental work after being hit with liner

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw needs more dental work after getting hit in the face by a line drive, but still is set to start on opening day. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Saturday that Kershaw had one tooth extracted and another one repaired. Kershaw was struck by a soft liner off the bat off Oakland's Andy Parrino on Friday. The NL MVP and Cy...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Clayton Kershaw hit in face by line drive, stays in game (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw was hit in the face by a line drive during Friday's spring training game against Oakland, but stayed in the game.It happened in the third inning as Athletics batter Andy Parrino hit a soft comebacker off a broken bat. Kershaw tried to get out of the way but was hit in the cheek. Fortunately, however...
Via Holdout Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Clayton Kershaw takes line drive to the face

Your browser does not support iframes. The Los Angeles Dodgers received quite a scare on Friday afternoon when their ace, $215 million man Clayton Kershaw, took a soft liner to the face. Kershaw was pitching in a Cactus League game against the Oakland A’s when infielder Andy Parrino hit a line drive straight back to...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

On Clayton Kershaw’s Birthday, Some Evidence of His Greatness

Our friends over at the Cespedes Family BBQ tweeted about Clayton Kershaw‘s 27th birthday: Kershaw turns 27 today. via @baseball_ref, best ERA+ through age-26 season among SP’s, Expansion Era (min. 1,000 IP): — Cespedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) March 19, 2015 I thought I’d take a look at where he stands on a few other leaderboards. I used the...
Via Baseball Essential
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers 2015 Preview: 3 Up and 3 Down

For the second consecutive year, the Los Angeles Dodgers ended their season in a Clayton Kershaw postseason loss in St. Louis. The Dodgers come into 2015 with a new front office featuring two young, sabermetric-minded individuals in General Manager Farhan Zaidi and President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman. They made their presence known at the Winter Meetings, trading fan...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #2: Clayton Kershaw | SP | LAD

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Pack is here! Our two-tool package comes complete with regular updates throughout the spring, best-in-class customer service, and a 100% money back guarantee! Clayton Kershaw is a great pitcher, but you already know that. Rather than tell you how great he is, I’m here to show you how great he is in a historical context. Kershaw’s 2014...
Via Baseball Professor
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw ready for redemption

The 2014 baseball season for Los Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw saw the highest of highs, but ended with the lowest of lows. The height was a regular season in which Kershaw posted a 21-3 record with a 1.77 ERA making him the only player in MLB history to lead the league in ERA four straight seasons. He also became only the 11th player to win both the Cy Young and MVP award in...
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

How many good baseball players were good prospects?

Usually you see this the other way around — how many good prospects became good players? It’s the foundation of any worthwhile prospect analysis, and based on the research, what we indeed observe is that higher-ranking prospects have worked out better than lower-ranking prospects, thereby granting validity to the prospect rankings themselves. If we didn’t […]
Via Fangraphs
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

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