Daily SP Rankings: Thursday, Jul 31

Thursday gives us two great, near sure-thing starts: Johnny Cueto @MIA and Clayton Kershaw vs. [insert any team here]. The rest of the rankings are below, but here are a few thoughts: Cliff Lee has been struggling and is set to face off against a team that crushes LHP. Every once in a while there’s a great opportunity to remind people that these rankings take into account a ton...
Via Baseball Professor
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Breaking down the wide open NL MVP race

For the first three months of the MLB season, it looked like Troy Tulowitzki was going to run away with the 2014 National League MVP award. The Rockies shortstop was leading the league in batting average (.340), slugging percentage (.432), on-base percentage (.603) and OPS (1.035), in addition to ranking first in WAR (5.6) and third in home runs (21) just a few weeks ago. But a few...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Clayton Kershaw Hits Jimmy Kimmel In His Face With Baseball (Video)

Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is quite possibly the best pitcher in all of baseball at the moment, so naturally some extra appearances will accompany that kind of accomplishment. Enter The Jimmy Kimmel Show. Kimmel thought it would be a good idea to allow Kershaw to attempt to knock an apple off his head with a baseball William Tell style. We can only assume these aren’t...
Via BlackSportsOnline
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Clayton Kershaw hit Jimmy Kimmel in the face with a baseball

Clayton Kershaw was a guest on Monday’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live. During a segment, Kimmel wanted Kershaw to throw a baseball at him to knock an apple off of his head. Kershaw eventually succeeded, but not before hilariously smashing Kimmel in the face.
Via Bloguin Best
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Clayton Kershaw hits Jimmy Kimmel in face with baseball

Clayton Kershaw was a guest on Monday’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live. During a segment, Kimmel wanted Kershaw to throw a baseball at him to knock an apple off of his head. Kershaw eventually succeeded, but not before hilariously smashing Kimmel in the face.
Via The Outside Corner
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Clayton Kershaw Drills Jimmy Kimmel In The Face With A Baseball (Video)

It seemed like a good idea at the time. Jimmy Kimmel had Clayton Kershaw on the set of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Monday night and invited the Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher to try to knock an apple off his head with a baseball. If Kimmel could pick anyone for this task, it’s Kershaw, who has walked only 15 batters and hit just one in over 112 innings pitched this season while...
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Clayton Kershaw Says That He’s Impressed With Giants Fans On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

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Via Next Impulse Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch Clayton Kershaw smash Jimmy Kimmel in the face with a baseball

Dodgers' ace Clayton Kershaw stopped by 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on Monday to promote his awesomeness and a charity table tennis event that he his really passionate about. While he was there Kimmel decided it would be a good idea to have Kershaw throw a ball and try to knock an apple off his head.Of course it wasn't a real baseball. It appeared to be an indoor practice...
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Dominance of Clayton Kershaw

Yesterday, I saw a nifty little tidbit in my Twitter timeline. It basically sums up the dominance of Clayton Kershaw about as well as any statistic I can think of. Clayton Kershaw has a higher OBP than he has allowed. Let that sink in for a minute. #Dodgers #LAD — Jonathan C. Mitchell (@FigureFilbert) July […]
Via Fangraphs
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch Clayton Kershaw Hit Jimmy Kimmel In The Face With A Baseball

There really isn’t much to say about this one. Here’s your viewing guide: If you want context, want to see the scene set, etc., then you should just watch the entire video. If you just want to watch Jimmy Kimmel get hit in the face by a baseball (it’s not a real baseball) thrown by Clayton Kershaw, then you should skip to the one-minute mark. Enjoy.   Follow Sean Wagner...
Via Next Impulse Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Clayton Kershaw Hits Jimmy Kimmel In The Face Trying To Knock Apple Off Head With Baseball

The reigning NL Cy Young winner showed that his accuracy doesn’t apply to everything. While on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday night, Clayton Kershaw attempted to knock an apple off Kimmel’s head. After three attempts, the Dodgers southpaw, figured out a way we all can appreciate of getting down the apple. The post Clayton Kershaw Hits Jimmy Kimmel In The Face Trying To Knock Apple...
Via Diehardsport
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Clayton Kershaw Plays William Tell With Jimmy Kimmel

Clayton Kershaw was on Jimmy Kimmel Live to throw a baseball at the host's head, doing his best William Tell impression.
Via Gamedayr
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Clayton Kershaw is no William Tell and Jimmy Kimmel found that out the hard way

Via Guyism
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies make Cole Hamels available, Dodgers interested

The Philadelphia Phillies may be ready to become “sellers” at this year’s trade deadline. The Phillies are currently out of contention, (46-59) in the NL East, and may trade some of their most valuable major league players in exchange for young talented prospects. One player reportedly available in Philadelphia is pitcher Cole Hamels. FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi reports that...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers acquire Darwin Barney from Cubs

The Los Angeles Dodgers have made a move in an attempt to shore up their infield depth by acquiring second baseman Darwin Barney from the Chicago Cubs. Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune first reported a deal was close to getting done. Darwin barney to dodgers should be finalized soon — Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) July 28, 2014 According to Gordon Wittenmeyer of the Chicago Sun...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How the AL and NL West are Dominating Baseball

Four teams are currently sitting tall out on our nation’s west coast and they all hail from one state: California. In a sport where the East often dominates the market, including headlines and television, there are plenty of moves to be excited about out west. Here is a look at these four teams and what they are doing to be so successful. Los Angeles Dodgers  The Dodgers have...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw limits Giants to two hits in 5-0 shutout

KEY MOMENT: The Dodgers doubled their lead from 2-0 to 4-0 in a three-hit sixth inning that included a throwing error by Giants second baseman Dan Uggla. Yasiel Puig led off the inning with an infield hit and advanced to third on a double by Adrian Gonzalez. Puig scored on a throwing error by Uggla, who fielded a grounder by Carl Crawford. Gonzalez was thrown out at the plate on...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kershaw, Dodgers Knock Giants Back into Second Place

Clayton Kershaw did Clayton Kershaw things, dominating the Giants in a complete-game shut-out to give the Dodgers a 5-0 win. The victory gave them the series, and it’s the first time San Francisco has failed to take the series against LA this year. Despite being no-hit for the first three innings, the Dodgers got on the board first. With two outs in the top of the fourth, Adrian...
Via BaySportsNet
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers 5, Giants 0: Clayton Kershaw Two-Hits The Giants

It’s nice to actually watch the Dodgers beat the Giants, isn’t it? The Dodgers started the season 3-7 against their northern rivals, but behind the arms of Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw, they’ve won the first two games of the series. Opposing Kershaw was Ryan Vogelsong, and his start began like what Dodger fans have come to expect. Vogelsong is not a great pitcher, but...
Via Dodgers Digest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

DraftKings – Decisions, Decisions

Have you ever been to one of those beer gardens that has 150 beers on tap? At first the menu is completely daunting. You look at it and are overwhelmed by the amount of potential options. You take your time and carefully read through the first couple of pages trying to pick the right brew for your taste. Meanwhile the waitress is stopping by your table every few minutes to see if...
Via Razzball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Dodgers And Giants, Together At Last

Three games in July can’t “make or break” a season. They can change a season’s direction — for example, if you’re on the fence about buying or selling before the deadline and you go out and get destroyed — but by themselves, three games can’t be more important than the combined impact of 159 others. They may feel like they are, but perspective is important. Of course...
Via Dodgers Digest
4 days ago  |  Discuss

How Does Clayton Kershaw Compare

Clayton Kershaw is having an extraordinary year. Isn’t he? And the media loves it. When not drooling over Mike Trout (I swear the coverage of this guy is so intense I bet they know what he has for breakfast each day), they are breaking down every pitch Kershaw throws. More power to Kershaw, though, he is having a truly tremendous season and deserves the attention this year and...
Via The Sideline
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Clayton Kershaw sticks up for Hanley Ramirez by plunking Matt Holliday

Hanley Ramirez was hit by a pitch during the 4th inning of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night. As you might remember, Ramirez was hit by Cards starting pitcher Joe Kelly in the first game of the NLCS last year and suffered a broken rib. Clayton Kershaw had […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

David Price market comes down to Cardinals, Dodgers, Mariners

The Tampa Bay Rays have been listening to trade discussion for star pitcher David Price all season, but the market is finally starting to heat up for him. There are quite a few teams who have made calls and expressed interest in Price, but there are only three teams that are still seriously in the running to acquire him. According to a report from ESPN’s Buster Olney, the St. Louis...
Via Sports-Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals pretty pleased with play in first series after All-Star break

ST. LOUIS -- The calendar said July but the intensity Sunday night at Busch Stadium felt more like October. In a game packed with action and drama, the Dodgers scored with two outs in the ninth to take a 4-3 victory and keep the Cardinals from sweeping the three-game series. In addition to the last-inning excitement, the game featured a three-run rally by the Cardinals against the...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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