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Fantasy Update

Aug 28, 2014
Clayton Kershaw surrendered only an unearned run across eight innings, striking out 10, in Wednesday's 3-1 victory over the Rockies.
Sons of Steve Garvey Aug 29, 2014

Olney Backs Kershaw For 2014 NL MVP

From Byster Olney's latest blogpost (link insider only): Clayton Kershaw started the year as the best pitcher on the planet, and in 2014 he has somehow gotten even better. No team had loaded the bases against Kershaw even one time this season before the Diamondbacks did so Wednesday night. And naturally, Arizona didn't score. His success is predictable, writes Dylan Hernandez. He gave everybody else a one-month head start by opening the season on the disabled list, yet as of this morning, Kershaw leads all starting pitchers in wins (16), along with his usual array of outstanding ratio...
Sons of Steve Garvey Aug 28, 2014
Post-Game Thread 134: Kershaw Rolls; Van Slyke Rolls Ankle

Post-Game Thread 134: Kershaw Rolls; Van Slyke Rolls Ankle

DODGERS 3, DIAMONDBACKS 1 So we got the sweep, and Clayton Kershaw went an eight full innings and allowed only one unearned run, in the fourth inning, when Yasiel Puig dove but couldn't come up with a short fly ball, and when the ball deflected to left fielder Scott Van Slyke, SVS fielded the ball but came up awkwardly and lobbed the ball into the infield, allowing the run to score. Van Slyke's injury didn't look horrible on replays, and we hope the big bearded man is okay; however it was a big loss from the game since he had just stroked a solo HR in the third that put the Dodgers up 3-0...
KFFL Aug 28, 2014

Dodgers | Clayton Kershaw throws gem

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw allowed six hits and struck out 10 in eight ...

Stock Watch: Kershaw still going strong

RISING Clayton Kershaw, LHP: Just give him the MVP already! Kershaw’s week was pretty much reminiscent of each of his other weeks. He dominated two opponents and got the Dodgers two games closer to winning the NL West. Seems like what an MVP does, right? Kershaw held the San Diego Padres to a run on three hits Thursday, then held the Arizona Diamondbacks to one unearned run on six hits Wednesday. Combined, he pitched 16 innings with 20 strikeouts.
Orange County Register Aug 28, 2014
Sixteenth win not so sweet to Dodgers' Kershaw

Sixteenth win not so sweet to Dodgers' Kershaw

PHOENIX – Ho hum. Continuing to make excellence routine, Clayton Kershaw became the first 16-game winner in the majors by going eight solid innings in the Dodgers’ 3-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night. Kershaw spotted the...
Orange County Register Aug 28, 2014
Final: Dodgers 3, Diamondbacks 1

Final: Dodgers 3, Diamondbacks 1

PHOENIX - Clayton Kershaw became the first 16-game winner in baseball this season by going eight strong innings in the Dodgers' 3-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday night. Kershaw has needed just 22 starts to get to 16 wins (he spent...

Clayton Kershaw's consistency is mind-numbing

PHOENIX – Interviewing Clayton Kershaw after one of his performances these days is a bit like those old “Chris Farley Show” skits from “Saturday Night Live.” Fake Farley: “Remember that time when you threw a no-hitter and struck out 15 Colorado Rockies?” Fake Kershaw: “Yeah, I remember.” Fake Farley: “That was awesome.” There just really isn’t a lot to ask him, not when his start-to-start consistency is to the point that it numbs the senses.

Rapid Reaction: Dodgers 3, D'backs 1

PHOENIX – Clayton Kershaw kept his MVP campaign marching along quite steadily. Kershaw (16-3) became the majors’ first 16-game winner – though he missed six weeks with an injury – and the Dodgers won for the fifth time in their last six games by defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 Wednesday night. How it happened: Kershaw wasn’t at his most dominant in the early innings, but he stabilized and pitched eight strong innings in one of his least-favorite stadiums.
Orange County Register Aug 27, 2014
Kershaw returns to scene of crime

Kershaw returns to scene of crime

PHOENIX --Clayton Kershaw returns to the site of the low point of his season tonight. On May 17, the Diamondbacks battered the Dodgers ace for one of the worst starts of his career. Kershaw allowed seven runs on six hits and didn't make it out of the...
Sons of Steve Garvey Aug 27, 2014
Game 134 Thread: August 27 @ D'backs, 6.30p

Game 134 Thread: August 27 @ D'backs, 6.30p

Clayton Kershaw (15-3, 1.82) vs. Wade Miley (7-9, 4.29). Winning today's game wouldn't count as a "sweep", right? Because these stupid two-game series make no sense (especially given the MLB scheduling gods have given the Dodgers a rest day both before, and after, this intense two-game series). But hopefully we'll be wielding mini-brooms (to go with our mini sirloin burgers?), after Clayton Kershaw gets done with today's start. I do worry about Kirk Gibson ordering an inside pitch on Kid K (Roberto Hernandez did hit Alfredo Marte in Tuesday's game), but I'm hopeful that common sense will...
Gaslamp Ball Aug 26, 2014

Tyson Ross toes the slab in game 2 against Brewers

Tyson Ross will take the mound tonight one game removed from his fantastic eight-inning effort against the Dodgers in which he was unfortunately hung with the loss. He struck out eight and allowed only four hits at Dodger Stadium in a marvelous pitching duel with the 2011 SB Nation Cy Young Award Co-Winner, Clayton Kershaw, and was in line for the victory thanks to a single run of support by the Padres offense. But he made one mistake that led to a two-run homer and the loss. While some people would refuse to give deserved credit to that outing because "he can't make mistakes like that...

Peter Gammons: Giancarlo Stanton’s historic season

So I hear arguments about the National League MVP, and I get the Clayton Kershaw case, even if he started late because of a spring training injury. But any other position player other than Giancarlo Stanton? Please. Do not be silly. He leads the National League in WAR, XBH, HR, RBIs, Runs Produced, bases on […]
Orange County Register Aug 26, 2014
Kershaw makes strong case for NL MVP

Kershaw makes strong case for NL MVP

Last year, 26 of the 30 writers who voted for the National League MVP included Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw on their 10-man ballots. None of them voted for him to win, but a dozen put Kershaw in their top four. He ended up seventh, the best...

Dan Haren has another good day

LOS ANGELES -- It's all about the now for Dan Haren. He looks back on the last few years and sees disappointment. He looks ahead and can't see much of anything, just a haze of unknowns. So, what else does he have to lean on but the day at hand? The Los Angeles Dodgers are hanging on tight in these touch-and-go times for a starting rotation that was a shining beacon three weeks ago and, at the moment, has only one bright light, Clayton Kershaw. It's going to take more than one bankable starting pitcher, great as he is, to get them where they thought they were heading.

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