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Kershaw in top form with 11 K's, 6 scoreless

Those who were panicky after Clayton Kershaw served up three homers in his previous start can chill after Thursday. The Dodgers' ace rebounded with Cy Young form against the Rangers, fanning 11 in six scoreless innings on two hits.
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Kershaw faces 21 Rangers, strikes out 11

by Rowan Kavner Clayton Kershaw didn’t like his mix of changeups and wasn’t particularly fond of his fastball command Thursday afternoon against the Rangers. And that’s after tossing six shutout innings while striking out 11 in a 10–2 win. Kershaw said he went into the start trying to get his pitch count up, knowing he was going to be around 90 pitches in what was and...
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Dodgers thump Rangers as Kershaw cruises

Chase Utley got the Dodgers started with a two-run home run in the first inning, and behind ace Clayton Kershaw, they went on to a 10-2 victory over the Rangers at Surprise Stadium on Thursday.
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Spring Training Recap: Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers Breeze Past Rangers

Chase Utley's two-run home run in the top of the first inning set the tone offensively, Clayton Kershaw striking out the side...
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With Team USA's victory, World Baseball Classic (finally) lived up to its potential

When the World Baseball Classic was set to take off nearly 20 days ago, the anticipation for the event was a mixture of genuine baseball intrigue, along with trepidation about the tournament’s future, as well as its viability. Now, as the fourth entry of the WBC has come to a more intriguing and exciting conclusion than most anyone could have anticipated, the questions now don’t...
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Dodgers Spring Training: Clayton Kershaw To Face Rangers, Alex Wood Pitching On Backfield, And More Rotation Notes

Coming out of Wednesday's off day, their second of the spring, the Los Angeles Dodgers will send Clayton Kershaw to the...
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1 day ago

Top 10 favorites to win MLB Cy Young awards

Spring Training has kicked into high gear, with batters getting ready for the season and pitchers rounding into shape. Before we know it, the World Baseball Classic and spring ball will come to an end, and MLB games that actually count will begin.Already this spring, we’ve taken a look at some early favorites to win Rookie of the Year awards. Continuing along those lines, we...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Effectively Wild Episode 1029: Clayton Kershaw’s Knuckleball

Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan answer listener emails about one-pitch innings, trampoline stats, winning in spring training, David Price and pitcher pace, a baseball scene in Chicago Justice, automatic homer hitting, putting hitters away with two strikes, underrated first basemen, banning player mannerisms, signing with an anonymous team, intentionally walking Mike Trout, and a...
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What If Clayton Kershaw Weren’t So Predictable?

Clayton Kershaw is the best pitcher on the planet. You’re probably aware of his ability, and his hardware, which includes three Cy Young Awards, six straight top-five Cy Young finishes and an NL MVP trophy. But here’s the thing: he could be better. Consider this fascinating nugget unearthed by Daren Willman: Kershaw, as Willman notes, never threw a curveball when behind in...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Clayton Kershaw shares modest goal for 2017 season

Clayton Kershaw has been one of the best pitchers in baseball for the past several years, so no one would call him overly ambitious if his goal for the 2017 season was to win the N.L. Cy Young Award. However, the left-hander is focused on something a bit more simple — staying on the field.On Wednesday, Kershaw told reporters his goal coming out of spring training will be to not...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 15, 2017  |  Discuss

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