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Clayton Kershaw: MLB 'bullied' into Chase Utley suspension

In the wake of Los Angeles Dodgers second basemen Chase Utley having been suspended two games by Major League Baseball for a hard slide into second base that broke New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada's leg Saturday night, one of Utley's teammates feels the suspension was unwarranted.Star pitcher Clayton Kershaw feels that the pressure from the sports media and Mets organization...
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Clayton Kershaw to start Game 4 of NLDS on short rest for Dodgers

There was some debate as to whether Clayton Kershaw would pitch Game 4 after the concerning end to his Game 1 start, but Dodgers manager Don Mattingly will hand the ball to his ace in what could be a series-clinching game.The Dodgers announced Monday that Kershaw, who has historically struggled on short rest, will start Game 4 of the NLDS for the Dodgers in New York. The team had...
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Dodgers pick Kershaw to start on 3 days' rest in Game 4

NEW YORK (AP) Clayton Kershaw is scheduled to start on three days' rest for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 4 of their playoff series against the New York Mets. The reigning NL MVP and three-time Cy Young Award winner was chosen Monday over fellow left-hander Alex Wood. The best-of-five NL Division Series was tied 1-all going into Game 3 on Monday night at Citi Field. Game 4 is...
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Kershaw To Start Game 4 On Three Days Rest

  Dodgers ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw will start Game 4 of the NLDS at Citi Field tomorrow night, the team announced this afternoon. Kershaw will be pitching on just three days rest, coming off his Game 1 loss in which he allowed three runs on four hits and four walks while striking out 11. He was pushed by manager Don Mattingly pretty deep into the game (although not as deep...
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Don Mattingly, Clayton Kershaw, Pedro Baez, and the Seventh Inning

Look, I don’t really want to talk about last night. I prefer writing about happy things. You probably don’t want to read about last night, either, because reliving a nightmare is not fun. But, at a certain point, it has to be done, especially while it’s fresh in everybody’s minds. Let’s talk about that seventh inning. Clayton Kershaw finished the sixth inning on just five...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jacob deGrom outlasts Clayton Kershaw, Mets take 1-0 NLDS lead over Dodgers

With Clayton Kershaw and Jacob deGrom matched up against one another, Game 1 of the NLDS between the Dodgers and Mets figured to be a classic pitching standoff. But deep down, you probably would have expected Kershaw to emerge as the better ace, right? He’s the best pitcher in MLB. You would have been wrong. Kershaw and deGrom traded zeroes for the game’s first three innings...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kershaw-deGrom to rival Arrieta-Cole matchup

In the National League Wild Card game, we witnessed two aces going head to head in Jake Arrieta and Gerrit Cole. Arrieta pitched just as brilliantly as he had during the regular season, throwing a shutout against the Pirates and advancing to the Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Gerrit Cole could not match the Cubs’ ace as the long ball plagued him, giving up as...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Clayton Kershaw and Other 300 Strikeout Seasons

This Sunday, Clayton Kershaw has a shot to become the first pitcher to rack up 300 strikeouts in a season since Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling turned the trick back in 2002. He needs just six strikeouts to get there, so theoretically he could do it by the end of the second inning. He and his Dodgers brethren will be squaring off against the Padres, one of the strikeout-ingest teams...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Clayton Kershaw and his quest for 300 strikeouts

Six. There are only six strikeouts separating Clayton Kershaw from joining the 300 K club. To put that into perspective that is six batters, two innings of a nine inning ballgame, roughly half an hour. On Tuesday September 29 Kershaw pitched a complete game with 13 strikeouts in exactly 104 pitches against cross-state rivals the San Francisco Giants. A game in which the Los Angeles...
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Dodgers clinch NL West after dominant Clayton Kershaw start

The Los Angeles Dodgers are NL West champions for the third straight season, and they can thank the two-time reigning NL Cy Young winner for clinching their crown this season. On Tuesday night, Clayton Kershaw shut down the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. He threw a complete game shutout, tallying only 104 pitches in the win. Kershaw allowed one hit, walked one Giant hitter...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

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