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Los Angeles Times Oct 14, 2014

Dodger pitcher Clayton Kershaw and ONEHOPE Wine debut a Cabernet for charity

How good would it feel to spend $60 on a bottle of Napa Valley Cabernet and know that half the profits were going to feeding Los Angeles homeless families? That’s what Los Angeles Dodger pitcher Clayton Kershaw and ONEHOPE Wine are counting on with the release of the Clayton...
Viva El Birdos Oct 10, 2014
Know your NLCS foe: Game 1 starter Madison Bumgarner

Know your NLCS foe: Game 1 starter Madison Bumgarner

Madison Bumgarner is a really good left-handed pitcher who is especially deadly against left-handed hitters. He does not walk very many hitters (4.9 BB%), so the Cardinals will likely have to either string together a few hits or continue hitting home runs like they did in the NLDS if they want to succeed against the lefty. At 7:07 PM CST tomorrow night in St. Louis, MO, Adam Wainwright and the Cardinals will face off against Madison Bumgarner and the Giants in game one of the National League Championship Series. As we did with Clayton Kershaw prior to game one of the NLDS, let's take a...
Bird Bytes: Cardinals must get to Giants' starters

Bird Bytes: Cardinals must get to Giants' starters

The Giants' starting pitching has been dominant in the postseason, and the Cardinals don't have Clayton Kershaw to kick around anymore. Now what?
Viva El Birdos Oct 9, 2014

Cardinals offense will need to start earlier against the Giants

The Cardinals' opening series was full of late-game drama, and the Giants series should provide more of the same. However, if the Cardinals are to advance to the World Series, they would be wise not to wait so late in the game to start hitting. Against the Dodgers, the Cardinals' offense delivered when the team needed it most, scoring fifteen of its eighteen runs in the series in seventh inning or later. But gone are Pedro Baez, J.P. Howell, and the Dodgers band of unreliable relievers that blew leads and caused Clayton Kershaw to pitch past his point of effectiveness. The Giants enter the...
Sons of Steve Garvey Oct 8, 2014
Post NLDS Game 4 Thread: There Is No God

Post NLDS Game 4 Thread: There Is No God

CARDINALS 3, DODGERS 2 There is no god. Because even the most psychotically perverse deity would not have allowed what befell Clayton Kershaw in the seventh inning in Game 4. Stoked by a lead again (2-0), and cruising to a one-hitter over the Cardinals, Kershaw inexplicably gave up a three-run HR to unlikely rotund hero Matt Adams. This time, unlike in Game 1, Kershaw wasn't just trying to overpower the Cardinals with fastballs. But this time, it was a hanging curveball which unraveled the Dodgers, and ultimately eliminated us from the 2014 postseason. Brutal. How inexplicable was...
Viva El Birdos Oct 8, 2014
Breaking down the NLDS-winning home run by Matt Adams

Breaking down the NLDS-winning home run by Matt Adams

Prior to last night, Matt Adams had a .197/.227/.326 slash line against left-handed pitchers. Including the playoffs, Matt Adams had hit eight home runs against left-handed pitchers prior to last night's game against LHP Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Six of them came on hard pitches (fastball, sinker, and cutter), and the other two came on curveballs. While technically only one tally can be added to Adams's home runs versus curveballs stat book, this one might as well be bolded, italicized, underlined, or even written in Arial Black. The 26-year-old first baseman was fed a...
Plain Dealer Oct 8, 2014

NLDS: St. Louis Cardinals chase Clayton Kershaw again, beat Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 to win series

The St. Louis Cardinals tagged Clayton Kershaw in the seventh inning for the second straight time, riding Matt Adams' go-ahead, three-run homer to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday and a fourth straight trip to the NL Championship Series.
Halos Heaven Oct 8, 2014
Was Mattingly Benching Puig Equivalent To Scioscia Benching Hamilton or Worse?

Was Mattingly Benching Puig Equivalent To Scioscia Benching Hamilton or Worse?

Don Mattingly made a dumb move - even dumber than Mike Scioscia's ALDS moves... On Tuesday the Dodgers started Clayton Kershaw on three days rest and then handcuffed their offense by benching their most productive hitter. Manager Don Mattingly benched Yasiel Puig after he struck out eight times in the first three games. He was 3 for 12 with two singles and a triple in the series. Given a chance to have him pinch hit in the ninth inning, Mattingly instead put him on the bases as a pinch-runner - despite his making more outs on the basepaths this season than any player in baseball. Much was...
Miller: Kershaw's ending much too familiar

Miller: Kershaw's ending much too familiar

ST. LOUIS – He is normally so accurate, such a stunning mix of dependability and precision, that sometimes Clayton Kershaw underestimates himself. “I can’t really put it into words right now,” he said Tuesday, after the Dodgers’...

Miller left standing after matchup against Kershaw

Shelby Miller didn’t beat Clayton Kershaw on Tuesday, but he stood his ground.
Cardinals close out Kershaw, Dodgers 3-2

Cardinals close out Kershaw, Dodgers 3-2

ST. LOUIS – Another long winter of regret awaits Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers. And it will start even earlier than last year. Bouncing back from his Game 1 failure (and last year's Game 6 debacle in the NLCS at Busch Stadium), Kershaw held the...
Rotoworld Oct 7, 2014

Kershaw pitches well but is burned by Adams - Clayton Kershaw (S) Los Angeles Dodgers

Clayton Kershaw was terrific for six innings but tired in the seventh and served up a decisive three-run homer to Matt Adams in the NLDS Game 4 loss to the Cardinals.
Cardinals close out Kershaw, Dodgers 3-2

Cardinals close out Kershaw, Dodgers 3-2

ST. LOUIS - Another long winter of regret awaits Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers. And it will start even earlier. Bouncing back from his Game 1 failure (and last year's Game 6 debacle in the NLCS at Busch Stadium), Kershaw held the St. Louis...

Rapid Reaction: Cardinals 3, Dodgers 2

ST. LOUIS -- The Los Angeles Dodgers season was done in by one familiar problem, a bad bullpen, and one entirely novel one, a shaky Clayton Kershaw late in games. The St. Louis Cardinals rallied to break the Dodgers' hearts again, beating Kershaw -- who had pitched gamely on three days' rest -- with a Matt Adams home run in the seventh inning to take the NLDS in four games, 3-2. How it happened: Kershaw dominated the Cardinals for six innings, giving up only one hit, but the seventh inning proved to be his undoing this October.

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